Controversial New York Times '1619 Project' Coming Soon To Kansas City Public Schools

Provisionally accredited Kansas City Public Schools won't be deprived of the latest trend amongst progressive educators that has sparked controversy across the nation.

Check-it . . . 

Kansas City Public Schools Secures Grant for 1619 Education Program

According to local MSM . . .

"Kansas City Public Schools is one of 40 schools out of more than 200 applicants in the U.S. accepted into the 1619 Education Project, an inaugural virtual education program based on the New York Times Magazine special issue about slavery and its implications on current events."

Sadly, the public TV celebration of this program doesn't include any of the right-wing criticism of the award winning journalistic effort. 

Here's just a taste to flavor our discussion:

New York Post: Scholars are eviscerating The New York Times’ 1619 Project

Education Week: Lawmakers Push to Ban ‘1619 Project’ From Schools

The Federalist: The New York Times’ Correction To The 1619 Project Proves It Is Not Fit For Schools

Even better . . .

In an interview with Chris Wallace, former Prez Trump addressed the curriculum.

Money line . . .

"I just look at—I look at school. I watch, I read, look at the stuff. Now they want to change—1492, Columbus discovered America. You know, we grew up, you grew up, we all did, that's what we learned. Now they want to make it the 1619 project. Where did that come from? What does it represent? I don't even know."

Accordingly . . .

It's unclear if the 1619 Project will help KCPS advance toward full accreditation. However, following a racially charged school board vote, the focus on controversial perspectives regarding slavery reveals that politics continues to trump the instruction of fundamental skills at this beleaguered institution.

Developing . . .

Comments

Anonymous said…
Not sure how they'll learn if they can't read.
Anonymous said…
Won't matter. The kids don't read.

If you know any teachers in the metro, anytime they get kids from kcps it's remedial city. For years, the kids are behind for years.

Even at other schools with 50% graduation rates, the kcps kids are behind.

This introduction of new material won't matter because the kids don't learn anything.
Unknown said…
The 1619 project is fake history. Joseph Goebbels once declared that everything he knew about propaganda he had learned from the Americans.
Anonymous said…
The 1619 Project has its flaws as does any historical narrative. There is no one and true history. There are only perspectives.
Lucas the Clown said…
This project was debunked and there were so many glaring holes and mistruths in it, the woman who created it became a laughingstock. It figures a backward city like Kansas City would try to brainwash and indoctrinate their kids with this garbage.
Anonymous said…
You will learn what the Libtards want you to learn or be destroyed. They write the textbooks now and teach their versions of history from the front of the classroom. Resist at your own risk and that of your children.
Anonymous said…
9:59 What a load of shit, hell do you think there are only pictographs on those phones the kids have their noses stuck in? They are reading all the time.
KC said…
And their 1619 perspective is shit
Anonymous said…
Now the Libtards are packing the Supreme Court. They want to make sure the highest court in the land doesn't disrupt their socialist wet dreams.
Anonymous said…
And yet it's one perspective of many, all of which have their flaws. Weird.
Anonymous said…
"I just look at—I look at school. I watch, I read, look at the stuff. Now they want to change—1492, Columbus discovered America. You know, we grew up, you grew up, we all did, that's what we learned. Now they want to make it the 1619 project. Where did that come from? What does it represent? I don't even know."

This is rich coming from someone who thinks he won the 2020 election in spite of all the evidence.
Anonymous said…
Except the evidence you choose to ignore.
Anonymous said…

And this is why KC should not have elected any Blaque KC candidates.

This is the type of crap we are teaching our kids and the school district is going even further down the sewer.

There was a time when people served on the school board in an effort to give kids a good education. Now it is activists serving on the school board to push their agenda and it's not in the best interests of the children
Anonymous said…
Two possible remedies to this obvious effort of woke indoctrination: the state General Assembly votes to forbid use of the 1619 project as pedagogy in the classroom; or, the General Assembly mandates that whenever the 1619 project is used in the classroom, the students must also be given Peter Wood's rebuttal to it: "1620: A Critical Response."

I am not hopeful either will happen. But in an academic environment where mathematics is considered racist, a few more lies about our history should not matter much.
I’m so glad I went to school before the U.S. Department of Education was created
We were actually made to go to libraries and research everything instead of being force fed one sided bullshit
Argh said…
KC Schools and teacher = laughing stock of the country. Anyone with common sense, living in KC send their kid to private schools, who thrive, because of the incompetence of the KC School District.
chuck said…
This is the Chinese, 1966 "Cultural Revolution" with fewer mortalities, at least so far, with a dash of Pol Pot's rhetoric - "History is death, destroy everything to create a new future".

Hey Pol buddy, you are kinda throwin out the baby with the bathwater, no?

The Techno/Fascist/Corporate uni-party supports this rewriting of history and no, 10:05, objective truth is real. Your subjective, personal "truth" is an opinion, not a fact.

Marc Scaringi -

"Even the Project’s claim that the blacks at Jamestown were enslaved by whites is based upon a half-truth. It states, “The pirates had stolen [the slaves] from a Portuguese slave ship that had forcibly taken them from what is now the country of Angola.” But these Africans were likely captured and enslaved with considerable assistance from blacks. In 1619, the Portuguese allied themselves with the Imbangala, a fierce African tribe that lived by marauding other villages and enslaving other Africans. The Portuguese used the Imbangala to attack, defeat, and enslave the neighboring Ndongo tribe. The Portuguese then sold the enslaved Ndongo to the Americas.

Concerning the African slaves disembarked in Jamestown, Hannah-Jones writes, “They were no longer Mbundu or Akan or Fulani. These men and women… Just a few months earlier… [t]hey were free.” Yet, it’s highly unlikely that they had been free. The Mbundu were part of the Ndongo kingdom, which had a large slave population. About a third of the population of the Akan states were slaves or serfs. By the late 19th century, slaves still constituted about 50 percent of the Fulani Emirate. In African society, which was based upon the caste system, the upper castes did not sell their sons and daughters to the Portuguese, they sold their slaves.

Slavery was not introduced to “America” by whites at Jamestown. The Native American tribes here had a long history of enslaving each other and once blacks arrived, they enslaved them too. Some American blacks owned slaves. In some parts of the south, a greater percentage of free blacks owned slaves than whites. Only a small percentage of whites owned slaves. Slavery was not unique to America; it has existed throughout the world since before recorded history. In 1619, although slavery had been banned in Europe, it flourished in Africa."

There is NO getting around the irrefutable, undeniable truth - Not one black slave came to America, that was not originally sold into slavery by another black.

It's all CNN type agitprop designed to euchre the white middle class out of more and more money by way of guilt.

Fuck these liars and fuck the assignment of ex post facto sins onto the heads of people who are almost 2 centuries away from the sins committed by 2% of the antecedents of the current population.

Hey, I am 4% Ashkanazi Jew, can I expect a least a C Note from some fuckin Germans for their sins.

Fuck off.
Anonymous said…

Well don't forget to teach that the slaves were sold to people by their own countrymen not taken like the lies they preach.

BTW since black people have cancelled culture lets go with the fact that slavery in this country never happened. So what will be taught is nothing more that propaganda.
Anonymous said…
I appreciate Chuck's viewpoint. I reminds me how much I miss the crazy homeless guy who used to hang out in front of my office. None of what he has written is disputed by historians, he's just ranting to read himself rant. Very sad, very useless. It's a public service to keep him from bothering other people with that kind of nonsense.
Anonymous said…
None of this matters. KCPS will continue to graduate entire classes who are illiterate, no matter what instruction is used. Look who is in charge of the schools.
Anonymous said…
Never an argument from you, eh 11:57? Just a little ad hominem
Anonymous said…
It's called tiktok and emojis. If you've seen their writing you know they don't understand syntax.

https://www.newsweek.com/smithsonian-race-guidelines-rational-thinking-hard-work-are-white-values-1518333 you people are teaching the youth that merely dedicating themselves to self improvement is "white" and you devalue content of character.

" The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture recently unveiled guidelines for talking about race. A graphic displayed in the guidelines, entitled "Aspects and Assumptions of Whiteness in the United States," declares that rational thinking and hard work, among others, are white values.

In the section, Smithsonian declares that "objective, rational, linear thinking," "quantitative emphasis," "hard work before play," and various other values are aspects and assumptions of whiteness."

You are obliviously not around kids. Not in a classroom and not outside the classroom.

Democrats are indoctrinating millions that failure is acceptable.

No wonder your idols starve to death en masse.
Anonymous said…
11:34: That's not a bad idea. If nothing else, it would teach students there are several points of view. Teaching any one way as the only true way is indoctrination.

Chuck: You might was to read Susan Nieman's "Learning from the Germans." Germans are making efforts to atone for the Holocaust. I suspect you'd have to show some evidence that you or your family was harmed, but you might give it a try.
Anonymous said…
^^^^Proving once again there are different interpretations of history. Most, of course, are not batshit crazy like this one.
Anonymous said…
Time has a way of clarifying history. Columbus's abuses are now well known. In time, Trumps sins will be obvious and its not going to be pretty. He will be seen as a selfish traitor. GW Bush looks like a hero hear.....
Anonymous said…
Pro fascist poster got their comments removed!

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2013/7/19/1225012/-FDR-s-Endorsement-of-Benito-Mussolini-Is-Stunningly-Tone-Deaf-and-Troubling

Bye bye fascist
Anonymous said…
sending any white kid to a kansas city school is child abuse. Let the lesser races have their fake history, dumbed down mathematics, second grade reading levels, and provisional accreditation.
Argh said…
Looks like Chuck actually studied the issue and presents facts. That must make your little head spin 11:57.
Anonymous said…
To right these grievous wrongs, we need to provide free passage back to Africa to the 13% of our population who are victims.

It's the only way to permanently right this injustice.



Anonymous said…
11:57's "office" was on the steps of the Liberty Memorial where he gave blow jobs at $5 a pop to his fellow Democrats. 11:57 earned $50 a night in cash, tax free. That's why he supports the earnings tax as he never paid it.
Anonymous said…
^^^Is he cute, and when does he work? I assume you know!
Anonymous said…
Time also has a way of discrediting propaganda. For the silly 1619 project, it happened inside a year.
Anonymous said…
^^Almost as fast as it did the Trump Presidency. Weird.
Anonymous said…
hard to find a fair academic treatment of slavery

modern scholarship didn't really look at it much, then you get to the cold war era and it would probably get you blacklisted to examine the prevalence of the institution in the history of america while we were saying the other side was an evil empire.

and nowadays academia is crazy with white guilt, so examining slavery is hard for them.

stick with W.E.B. DuBois's doctoral dissertation about the abolition of the slave trade to the united states. that would be way more fruitful for the KC school district to assign to the students, and it is public domain they don't have to even buy a textbook
Anonymous said…
What? Makes no sense.
Anonymous said…
keeping them in chains of ignorance
Anonymous said…
Chuck, thanks for clarifying that blacks were free in 1619 as soon as they landed on Jamestown.
Anonymous said…
Did he say that, or is this your feeble attempt at a coherent argument?
Anonymous said…
OK Folks, its time to put your house on the market and sell, even at a loss and get the hell out of here and leave the asylum to the inmates, i sure as hell dont want my child anywhere neat these racists assholes!!!!!