School Board Rejects Resolution To Condemn AP U.S. History Framework

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September 11, 2014 6:32 p.m.

The Colorado state school board did not take up a resolution to denounce the AP U.S. History course framework and instead held a debate on the new exam during a Wednesday meeting, according to Chalkbeat Colorado.

After national Republicans decried the “radically revisionist view of American history” in the new framework, Paul Lundeen, the Republican chair of the Colorado Board of Education proposed a resolution bashing the exam. The resolution would have also asked the College Board to delay the new exam for a year.

The other members of the board, however, asked Lundeen to pull the resolution, and it will not be considered.

In its place, the board held a debate between Larry Krieger, the former history teacher who sparked conservative outrage over the new framework, and Fritz Fischer, a history professor at the University of Colorado.

Krieger said that the College Board committee “left out the positives.”

Fischer told Krieger that his concerns about the exam were “baseless.”

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