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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Leave Your Kids’ Education to the Professionals

New York Times’ writer Nikole Hannah Jones, the creator of the 1619 Project, said Sunday it’s “just the fact” that parents should not decide what their children are taught in school.


Appearing on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press,” Hannah-Jones defended failed 2021 Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s now-infamous campaign comment that parents should not tell schools what to teach.

“I don’t really understand this idea that parents should decide what’s being taught,” Hannah-Jones told host Chuck Todd, alluding to nationwide conservative backlash against progressive educational policies and curricula.

  • “I’m not a professional educator. I don’t have a degree in social studies or science. We send our children to school because we want them to be taught by people who have an expertise in the subject area. And that is not my job.”


Materials based on the 1619 Project — a celebrated but factually flawed history of the U.S. as founded on racism — have been taught by thousands of educators in all 50 states, according to the Times.

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