January 11, 2018
In 2013 the Advanced Placement presented a radical revision of the Framework of AP US History (APUSH). After an outcry across the country, they claimed to have fixed the problems. Actually they never changed anything, except some insignificant details, in the Framework. The same tests would have to be given, and the books and resources were not changed.
At the time, Jefferson County (Colorado) School Board Member Julie Williams was treated like an idiot and censor, when she pointed out the truth about the new APUSH Framework and the accompanying course. She wanted a citizen committee (not made up of people who had a vested interest in the school district) – to review the curriculum and report to the School Board. Hysteria broke out, and the paid agitators began screaming “censor.”
Just like with the APUSH, the AP European History (APEH) is: “cultural Marxism, identity politics, and history as the unfolding of progressive ideals.” — quote from the end of this article.
Find at the end of this blog links to other blog pieces about this issue.
In 2013 – 2015, the Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) Framework and course were in the spotlight – The current efforts to change AP European History are a replay of the APUSH changes that were made in 2015.
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Subject: SHOULD AMERICANS ACCEPT THE COLLEGE BOARD’S DEFORMED HISTORY OF EUROPE? — BY PETER W. WOOD, THE FEDERALIST — 1.9.18
1.9.18 – The Federalist
“Should Americans Accept The College Board’s Deformed History of Europe?”
By Peter W. Wood, President of National Association of Scholars (NAS)
The American Enterprise Institute’s Frederick Hess and Grant Addison writing at National Review Online give the National Association of Scholars (NAS) credit for pointing out flaws in the College Board’s Advanced Placement European History (APEH) framework. But Hess and Addison are concerned that, after the College Board responded to our critique by making changes, NAS has continued to find significant fault with APEH.
This is familiar territory. A few years ago, NAS drew national attention to flaws in the College Board’s premiere AP framework, the one for U.S. history (APUSH). That framework had stood untouched for decades until the College Board issued a radical revision 2013. The College Board brushed off our criticisms for six months, but as pressure mounted decided in early 2015 that APUSH could stand some improvement. Continue reading