2/12/2021 – Proposed Curriculum Ban of the 1619 Project

A Sioux County lawmaker has authored a bill that would ban the teaching of a controversial history curriculum.  State Representative Skyler Wheeler of Orange City says his bill will reduce funding for school districts who teach from the 1619 project.

Wheeler says the 1619 project is a series of essays on various topics, but what it teaches about America’s founding is clearly wrong.

State Representative Skyler Wheeler introduced his bill in the House Education subcommittee.

Wheeler says he’s now trying to get fellow lawmakers up to date on his bill, and what’s behind it.  The bill next goes to the education committee.