Trump’s ‘patriotic education’ campaign aligns with autocrats like China’s Xi Jinping and Hungary’s Viktor Orban

“Patriotic moms and dads are going to demand that their children are no longer fed hateful lies about this country,” Trump said. “American parents are not going to accept indoctrination in our schools, cancel culture at work or the repression of traditional faith, culture and values in the public square. Not anymore.”

There’s nothing particularly new about this latest shot across the bow in the United States’ divisive culture war, apart from the president using his bully pulpit to make it. Trump can’t exactly rewrite textbooks and curriculums, which are the province of the states and local districts. But it’s yet another dynamite charge to stoke a nativist base. Weeks away from an election, Trump said his administration would launch a national panel to create a “pro-American curriculum,” which he dubbed the “1776 Commission.”

That appears to be a White House response to the “1619 Project,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning set

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New Northeast complex aligns technology, business | Education

BLOUNTVILLE — As Northeast State Community College welcomed students into the long-anticipated Technical Education Complex (TEC) this fall, the worlds of technology and business education aligned in one space on the college’s main campus in Blountville.

“Having everyone under one roof, that is the most exciting thing to me,” said David Blair, who took the helm as the college’s dean of the Technologies Division earlier this year. “That makes collaboration a lot easier and offers a ton of potential for us.” The new Technologies Division is the merger between Advanced Technologies and Business Technologies divisions.


The new 114,475-square-foot TEC building houses the Technologies Division. The TEC’s first floor features classrooms, laboratory space and faculty offices for the former Technical Education Buildings on the Blountville campus, built in the 1960s and early 1970s.

The first floor provides laboratory space for instruction in computer numeric control (CNC) machining,

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