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As a nineteen year community organizer veteran prior to becoming a teacher, an old adage we used was that “your opponent does your best organizing for you.”

President Trump demonstrated that today with his public attack on the fabulous 1619 Project (see Get A Free PDF Of The NY Times’ “1619 Project”).

Once Social Studies teachers tell students about his attack on the Project, they will be much more eager to learn about it.

As we all know, one of the best strategies to get students interested in something is by telling them they shouldn’t be… (see How to get teens to give up junk food: Tell them they’re victims of corporate manipulation for a related strategy).

You can read more about today’s ridiculousness below:

Trump Announces Commission To Promote ‘Patriotic Education’ is from NPR.

Trump blasts 1619 Project as DeVos praises alternative Black history curriculum is from Politico.

Creator Of ‘1619 Project’ On Trump’s ‘Patriotic Education’ is from NPR.

Trump’s Threat to Pull Funding From Schools Over How They Teach Slavery Is Part of a Long History of Politicizing American History Class is from TIME.

Trump alleges ‘left-wing indoctrination’ in schools, says he will create national commission to push more ‘pro-American’ history is from The Washington Post.