North Carolina has a history of adopting terrible education reforms from other states and making them even worse.

Tennessee provided the Achievement School District model that eventually became the failed Innovative School District in Robeson County that was recently stopped because it was, well, terrible.

Florida (under then Gov. Jeb Bush) provided the framework for both the Read to Achieve Program and the punitive School Performance Grading System – both of which are still in place.

Hopefully, NC will not continue to adopt those states’ perspectives on educational reform, but with Berger, Moore, Truitt, and Robinson still in office we can never be sure.

Ever heard of Hillsdale College?

Tennessee currently seems to be listening to them. From Nashville’s NewsChannel5.com:

It is rather ironic that a college president say something like that when his own college has a teacher education program.

Furthermore, Tennessee is allowing Hillsdale to open up to 50 charter schools in the state.

“Set-up in direct response to the 1619 Project.” That’s the same work that won a Pulitzer for Nikole Hannah-Jones, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate.

And guess who is trying to put a school in North Carolina?

It’s that last part.

Meanwhile, in Florida:

Further in the report is this:

Hillsdale again.

Then there is the Civics Alliance introduction to its new standards model for history called American Birthright.

And Hillsdale has a hand in that as well.

It even goes as far as recommending Hillsdale College’s curriculum.

Know who else likes American Birthright?

Of course he does.

And that nod to Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson about these standards reminds one of this quote by Robinson:

Wonder what Robinson and Stoops would say about this new terminology?

Replacing “slavery” with “involuntary relocation” within its history standards? Replacing “slavery” with “involuntary relocation” within its history standards?


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