Trump signs order creating commission to promote "patriotic education" about American history

On the eve of Election Day, President Trump signed a new executive order with potentially big implications for American education. 

The order established the president’s newfound “Advisory 1776 Commission,” an educational committee with the goal to “better enable a rising generation to understand the history and principles of the founding of the United States in 1776.”

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