Feb 15
The 1776 Commission Report

  February 15, 2021, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Partisan political disputes aren’t the only conflicts driving wedges in our country.  The very vision of who we are as Americans, what our country represents, the principles on which she was founded, and what she offers to her people, also divides us. What has emerged are two very different views of America that have taken hold in our culture and in our education systems. In this conversation, we’ll look at the competing views. We’ll hear the findings of “The 1776 Report,” issued in January by The President’s Advisory 1776 Commission. North Carolina Congressman Ted Budd will discuss his effort to preserve the 1776 commission, and we’ll be joined by Commission member Tom Lindsay, who will offer his perspective on our founding ideals, challenges to America’s principles, and teaching Americans about our country. We’ll also get reaction from the author of “The 1619 Project: A Critique,” and hear about the competing view of America that has emerged and why.  Locke education expert Terry Stoops will offer analysis from closer to home, having followed the controversial social studies standards recently approved here in North Carolina.

*This is an online event. Please RSVP to receive an email with the links to view the event on the day it goes live*


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