WASHINGTON (TND) — Universities across the country are promoting the concept of global citizenship, which many argue is contributing to the growing anti-American sentiment in academia.
Political Science Professor at Suffolk Community College Nicholas Giordano joined The National Desk’s Jan Jeffcoat Wednesday to break it down.
“I think it's a big problem. Two weeks ago, the Department of Education released the numbers for civic proficiency within the United States and basic American history proficiency and we're seeing the lowest levels in history so it's clear the students don't have a good grasp on American history and civics, what our government is all about and what's their civic obligation within our society.,” he said. “Now, I don't know a single country out there that could survive when the majority of people within the country don't know the country's origins, how it came about and the role of government.”
Giordano argues that while we have people come from different places that come together, we don’t have 2,000 years of scarred history, culture and traditions together.
“This push for global citizenship doesn't make any sense. I'm telling students that they're part of the global community when they don't even understand the nation or state that they come from. They don't even understand the basics and what it's doing is meant to devalue the American identity,” Giordano said.