Tennessee Ed Board Won’t Condemn ‘Revisionist’ AP History Exam

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The Tennessee Board of Education declined to adopt a resolution denouncing the controversial new AP U.S. History course framework, The Tennessean reported this week.

In September, two Republican Tennessee state senators urged the education board to address the new AP exam, which conservatives have condemned as “radically revisionist.”

Republican state Senators Dolores Gresham and Mike Bell asked the board to review the new curriculum.

The board held a discussion on the test on Thursday. Conservative activist Jane Robbins along with the conservative Tennessee Eagle Forum asked the board to adopt a resolution in which the board expressed “official disapproval” of the new AP U.S. history exam.

Although the board held a discussion with advocates on both sides of the debate, the board did not take any action. They said that the discussion filled the legislative requirement set by the state senate.

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