August 4, 2015

Jeffco School Board Member Vindicated

When newly elected Jefferson County School Board member Julie Williams suggested last fall that the AP US History curriculum was incomplete and might warrant "a review" she was lynched by the education establishment and an army of willing pawns for trying to "whitewash history." Well...

Now the College Board, creator and owner of the AP test and curriculum, agrees with Ms. Williams.

According to the College Board Website: "[T]he 2014 edition of the 'AP U.S. History Course and Exam Description (CED)' sparked significant public conversations among students, educators, historians, policymakers, and others about the teaching of U.S. history."

It now includes "improvements to the language and structure of the course," a statement on the APUSH Website reads. "Every statement in the 2015 edition has been examined with great care based on the historical record and the principled feedback the College Board received. The result is a clearer and more balanced approach to the teaching of American history."

Review. Examine.

Potato. Potahto.

Colorado Education Posted by JohnGalt at August 4, 2015 2:51 PM

I still think this was an excuse to get to a recall b/c the union was pissed about the new compensation plan.

Complete Colorado has been keeping an eye on things, like how the Recall petition is full of lies: http://coloradopeakpolitics.com/2015/07/08/just-plain-wrong-jeffco-recall-petition-language-lies-open-organizers-to-legal-issues/

Posted by: nanobrewer at August 6, 2015 1:18 AM | What do you think? [1]