The conservative movement has homed in on an unlikely source: the way that AP U.S. History is taught. Since the College Board initially released a revised framework in October 2012, it has sparked an incredible backlash — mainly among conservatives — who dubbed it unpatriotic and "revisionist." Last week, after a local school board rebuked the new framework, students and teachers staged a dramatic walkout.
This can largely be traced to one man: Retired history teacher Larry Krieger, has been at the forefront of the fight against the College Board's new framework for about a year. After Krieger criticized the framework, the College Board publicly defended the changes and recently clarified the instructions for teachers in hopes of mollifying critics. That doesn't appear to be enough for Krieger.
"They did not actually change so much as one word," Krieger told TPM. "I had hoped that the College Board would be responsive to the growing outcry for changes."
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