Virginia’s GOP Gov. Youngkin Blasts Liberal Educators for Deleting Benjamin Franklin from History Classes

Virginia’s Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin is blasting the state’s left-wing education establishment for the new curriculum that erases founders including Benjamin Franklin from school history classes.

The anti-American leftists that run Virginia’s schools want to excise James Madison, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and even Ben Franklin from the schools.

According to ABC 7, Youngkin took aim at the plans:

“The previous [Northam] administration had appointed all of the folks on those committees, we see not just mistakes but errors in this aspiration to have a history and social sciences curriculum that teaches all history, the good and the bad, and in fact, accurately reflects it,” Youngkin told 7News. “And for the father of our country, George Washington, to no longer be called the father of our country, and for the father of our Constitution, James Madison to no longer be called the father of our Constitution are just two small glaring errors that are going to have to be fixed. So I was very pleased. I was pleased that the State Board of Education stepped back, granted additional time for further review before these most important history curriculum standards are released for public comment. We’re doing our work. That’s why Virginians granted us the license to lead last year. We are in fact going to do the work and make sure that we have the best history curriculum in the nation.”

Currently, Virginia’s history curriculum standards advise public schools to teach students to describe how the contributions of Benjamin Franklin and Christopher Columbus changed the lives of Americans.

7News learned the proposed changes would strike Franklin and Columbus from the history curriculum standards and replace Franklin and Columbus with opportunities to “incorporate into the local curriculum using learning experiences.”

7News also learned the proposed changes would delete a section that says students will “demonstrate knowledge of Virginia history by describing important events and people in the history of the Commonwealth, including famous Virginians, such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who helped form a new nation.”

Liberals all despise this country. They want out history erased and rewritten to toe the extremist, anti-American line.

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Democrats hate everything about America.

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Cross-posted with iPatriot


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Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.

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