The rewriting of history continues unabated. As textbooks and lessons increasingly become means of propagandizing Leftist thinking, it was only a matter of time before the Advanced Placement exams (which students can often use for college credit) catered to this:
“If we had to infer the course from the questions on the final exam, it would be pretty clear that the College Board has turned AP U.S. History into a briefing document on progressive and leftist views of the American past. It is something that weaves together a vaguely Marxist or at least materialist reading of the key events with the whole litany of identity group grievances.”
“Note that the College Board is, effectively, substituting a detailed course design for the broad framework it used to provide. The new plan is still presented as a ‘framework’ the way the Common Core is presented as ‘standards,’ but in both cases the label is hollow. The College Board is becoming a ‘de facto legislature for the nation’s public and private high schools.’
“Argue that the new framework relentlessly advances a negative view of America. It dwells, for example, on the ‘rigid racial hierarchy’ of colonial times and ‘ignores the United States’ founding principles.’ The Declaration of Independence gets short shrift.
“Observe that the Framework erases major figures from U.S. history, including Benjamin Franklin and James Madison, and drastically minimizes others, such as George Washington, who is glimpsed only in a passing mention of his Farewell Address.”
The curriculum can be read below:
AP Us History Course and Exam Description
Hat Tip: Ron Radosh at PJ Media.
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