The majority of the American population still enjoys the freedoms afforded them in the U.S. Constitution and wants to maintain free speech and debate in the public square. To do this the education system must teach facts and let the people decide for themselves what to make of the information.
In a new poll, which contradicts the radical fake news (propaganda) pushed by the major media outlets, Seventy-two percent of Americans believe that students should be taught both the “truth about slavery” and that America was founded on the lofty ideals of “freedom, equality, and self-governance,” according to a new Scott Rasmussen survey.
84 percent of those polled believe students should be taught the truth about slavery and 81 percent believe students should be taught America’s founding ideals.
Sixty-four percent of respondents also believe students should be taught that America is “a force for good in the world,” while 15 percent disagree and 21 percent are unsure.
According to the SR survey, 79 percent of respondents who support “Trump-like” policies believe students should be taught that America is a force for good, while 73 percent of “traditional Democrats” and 70 percent of “traditional Republicans” agree.
Comparatively, only 42 percent of respondents who support policies in line with socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) believe American students should be taught this about their country. Thirty percent of this cohort do not believe a positive message should be taught at all.
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Additionally, 42 percent of Americans believe children should be taught something closer to the tenets of critical race theory, which, among other things, contends that America was founded on racism and in order to preserve slavery and white supremacy. Forty-four percent disagree.
While some Americans (40 percent) believe students should be taught that America was “founded on noble ideals” but not that it was “founded on racism,” even fewer (30 percent) believe students should be taught both. Nine percent, however, believe that students should be taught the country was founded on racism but none of the noble ideals.
The polling comes in response to the radical agenda of Critical Race Theory (overt racism) being pushed at schools around the country. This far-left radical agenda removes or minimizes anything good our Founding Fathers did in advancing rights, but instead assigns “white privilege” to them.
For this fringe group, today’s government must intervene as this “uncontrollable bias” has established a nation fraught with systemic racism, and thus it is embedded in all aspects of life including governmental institutions
Similarly, it works like the widely-discredited New York Times “1619 Project,” which attempts to revise the history surrounding America’s founding and even goes as far as to change the date, are being pushed in school districts across the country.
Much like the SR survey questions imply, the “1619 Project” purports that America was founded at the arrival of the first African slaves in the New World, and everything thereafter, including and perhaps especially the American Revolution, was done to preserve that institution.
Please indicate whether each of the following should be taught in public schools: The truth about slavery in America
9% Not sure
Please indicate whether each of the following should be taught in public schools: America was founded on the ideals of freedom, equality, and self-governance
7% Not sure
Please indicate whether each of the following should be taught in public schools: America was founded on racism, slavery, and white supremacy
15% Not sure
Please indicate whether each of the following should be taught in public schools: That the United States is a force for good in the world
21% Not sure
The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on December 16-17, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.
Written By: Eric Thompson, host of the Eric Thompson Show.