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Donald Trump Promises To Make History Lessons In US Schools More Pro-American

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Donald Trump Promises To Make History Lessons In US Schools More Pro-American

US President Donald Trump is promising to overhaul the education system to make sure children are learning what he thinks are the right things.

At a campaign rally in Florida, the Commander in Chief promised to make history lessons in US schools more pro-American.

Telling hundreds of loyal followers, he complained that the current curriculum is teaching students a 'hateful, Marxist doctorate' and likened it to a 'cancer'.

The president said: "That hateful, Marxist doctorate paints America as a wicked nation, seeks to divide everyone by their race, rewrites American history and teaches people to be ashamed of themselves and be ashamed of their country.

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"It's become a cancer...but we have to be united together as one proud, American family, that's what we are."

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Trump hopes his new look education curriculum will 'combat the toxic left wing propaganda in our schools' and 'will teach our children about America, that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the earth'.

He's established the 1776 Commission, which aims to 'promote patriotic education' and teach 'children the magnificent truth about our country'.

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The President has been campaigning for this ideal for several weeks and it has proved to be a divisive idea, especially amongst teachers.

The National Council for the Social Studies released a statement condemning the President's attempt to intervene in the way students learn about the history of America.

"[The organisation] resoundingly rejects any effort by the federal government to silence social studies curriculum that explicitly addresses the centrality of slavery in the historical narrative of the United States," the NCSS said.

The NCSS added that while some subjects might be tough to learn about, they are vital to painting the full picture of America's history.

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"Slavery is hard history that must be actively addressed in social studies classrooms," the statement continued.

"Aversion to slavery in the social studies curriculum only serves to miseducate students who will carry the mantle of being citizens in our democratic society.

"Recognisng the origins, evolution, and legacy of slavery is vital to understanding how racial inequality and oppression currently operate in our society. Without this knowledge, it will be impossible for students to make informed and reasoned decisions and engage in deliberations that advance the common good."

President Trump hasn't outlined exactly what would be taught if the 1776 Commission was enacted across US schools.

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Topics: News, Donald Trump, Education, Politics

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