Colo. Students Hold AP History Rally Despite New Ed. Board Approach

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Jefferson County, Colo., students held another protest against the school board’s proposal to review the new AP U.S. History curriculum on Saturday, despite the board’s recent decision to include students in the process.

Students and parents rallied in a Littleton, Colo. park to protest the board’s push to make the course more patriotic, CBS Denver reported. They said that the school board’s move to put students and teachers on the review board for the course wasn’t enough.

In September, the Jefferson County school board proposed a committee to review the new AP U.S. curriculum and ensure that course materials “present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage” and do not “encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law.” This prompted major student protests and walk-outs.

The board then nixed the lines about patriotism and civil disorder and voted to include students and parents in the process. But this doesn’t seem to have placated all members of the community.

The College Board’s new framework for the AP U.S. History exam has sparked backlash among conservatives who claim the history presented in the test is “revisionist” and unpatriotic.

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