Join American Experiment on Friday, September 23rd for lunch and a program featuring national education expert Wilfred McClay.
During last summer’s Raise Our Standards tour, American Experiment exposed the current draft of Minnesota Social Studies Standards as a document driven by the themes of Critical Race Theory: group identity based on race; life as a power struggle between oppressors and victims; and American history as a shameful story of domination, marginalization and injustice. But don’t take our word for it!
We asked national social studies expert Wilfred McClay to review Minnesota’s proposed social studies standards to see how they stack up against the rest of the nation, and he is ready to present his findings at a lunch forum this fall. Professor McClay will break down the revised standards, detailing both the pervasive influence of CRT and the appalling lack of basic factual knowledge, which students need to be informed citizens. McClay’s expert and independent review of the standards arrives in Minnesota at an important time in the rulemaking process. Will policymakers listen?
11:30 AM Doors open and lunch served
12:00 PM Presentation by Wilfred McClay
12:30 PM Panel discussion with Wilfred McClay, Katherine Kersten, and Catrin Wigfall
1:00 PM Conclude
Questions? Contact Kathryn at [email protected] or (612) 428-7005.
This event has student tickets available. Please contact Kathryn for more information.
About the Speaker
Wilfred M. McClay holds the Victor Davis Hanson Chair in Classical History and Western Civilization at Hillsdale College. Before coming to Hillsdale in the fall of 2021, he was the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty at the University of Oklahoma, and the Director of the Center for the History of Liberty.
McClay has written numerous successful books on American history, including The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America, which received the 1995 Merle Curti Award of the Organization of American Historians for the best book in American intellectual history.