03 September 2020

Blue states rebel against Trump's bid to teach 'American exceptionalism'


President Trump is advocating for the teaching of “American exceptionalism” is U.S. classrooms, focusing on the accomplishments of American leaders in exploration, business, science and government.But education officials in states such as Virginia and California are pushing back with curricula in high schools that examine the country’s troubled past with slavery, American Indian conflicts, anti-Semitism and Latin immigration.The opposing viewpoints set the scene for a battle over what is taught [...]