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Hillsdale College

Dear Fellow American, American civics education, and specifically the teaching of American history, is at a crisis point.  In K-12 schools nationwide, false narratives are being constructed, and content is being cherry-picked to fit an ideological (and frankly anti-American) agenda. Maybe you’ve even seen this happening in your local schools. As a result, we are faced with a choice: will we allow our children to be indoctrinated using curricula developed by anti-American ideologues and promoted by Left-wing education bureaucrats? Or will we insist that our children are taught honestly, using a curriculum that presents a fair, unbiased, and comprehensive view of our nation’s history? We must insist on the latter, both for the sake of truth and for the sake of our children and America’s future. For this reason, we have produced the Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum—and I’m writing to ask your help in promoting this curriculum to educators, homeschool families, and concerned citizens nationwide.    What is the Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum?  The Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum is a K-12 history and civics curriculum that covers the triumphs and tragedies of American history fairly and comprehensively.  This curriculum has been designed not by activists or ideologues but by teachers and professors at Hillsdale College—and we are making it available free of charge. To be clear, the Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum is not a slap-dash response to the efforts of anti-American ideologues to indoctrinate our children.   It is a 2,000-page, 85-lesson curriculum based on decades of studying American history. Developed over 18 months of intense and focused effort, its roots extend as far back as the beginning of Hillsdale College in 1844.  And we need your help to make the Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum available to educators, homeschool families, and concerned citizens nationwide…and to make it available free of charge so that it will have the greatest impact.  We have set a budget goal of $400,000 to promote the Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum and our other outreach efforts—including Imprimis, free online courses, and our classical K-12 charter school initiative.  That’s an ambitious budget, and we need to get started as soon as possible.  One reason why your support really matters: Hillsdale College refuses to accept one penny in taxpayer support—not even indirectly in the form of federal or state student grants and loans. This makes our work uniquely dependent on the support of citizens like you—citizens who agree with Hillsdale’s mission on behalf of liberty.  We remind ourselves daily of Hillsdale’s 177-year-old mission—to provide “sound learning” of the kind needed to preserve “the inestimable blessings of civil and religious liberty.” With that mission in mind, we produced the Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum—and now we need your help to promote it nationwide. Will you take this opportunity to support the Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum and our other educational outreach efforts on behalf of liberty? Understanding that a proper education is vital to the preservation of liberty—and that the anti-American indoctrination now being forced on too many American children poses an existential threat to liberty—I hope you will make your most generous tax-deductible gift today.  I’ve included a secure link for your convenience here:  https://secured.hillsdale.edu/hillsdale/support-hillsdale-1776-curriculum Thank you for your time and attention. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm regards, Larry P. ArnnPresident, Hillsdale CollegePursuing Truth and Defending Liberty Since