Fox Host Gretchen Carlson is not happy with the Colorado high school students protesting proposed changes to the school district’s AP U.S. History curriculum.
She told students that if they “don’t like it here,” then they should just “get out.”
The Jefferson County school board proposed changes to the AP U.S. History curriculum in response to the College Board’s new framework for the class, which conservatives claim “emphasizes negative aspects of our nation’s history while omitting or minimizing positive aspects.”
The school board would like to form a committee to review the school’s curriculum and make sure that AP U.S. History course materials “promote patriotism” and do not “encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law.”
Students took issue with the proposal and have staged walkouts this week in protest. They argue that the proposal will keep teachers from covering civil disobedience.
In a statement, board member Julie Williams defended her proposal and decried the College Board’s new course that “rejects the history that has been taught in the country for generations.”
“It has an emphasis on race, gender, class, ethnicity, grievance and American-bashing while simultaneously omitting the most basic structural and philosophical elements considered essential to the understanding of American History for generations,” she said of the College Board framework.
Fox’s Gretchen Carlson was incredibly upset that students had the nerve to protest curriculum changes proposed by the school board.
“The last time I checked, we were still living in the United States of America, where we have a national anthem and an American flag,” she said on her show, “The Real Story.” “Are they the next things to be controversial and talked about being thrown out? How could being patriotic or learning about patriotism be a negative?”
She was troubled that students took issue with the curriculum’s attempt to “encourage that there be no disregard for the law.”
“Isn’t that why we have laws on the books? Or have we come to the point where breaking the law is now an admirable choice?” she asked.
Carlson said that rather than protest a curriculum that teaches them about the right to protest, students should just go.
“Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for freedom of speech and the ability to gather and state your claim. But, quite frankly, if you don’t like it here, and you have a problem with promoting the basic freedoms that men and women have died for — protesting for the rest of us and protecting us — then get out,” she said.
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