Oklahoma politicians have introduced a bill into the Oklahoma state assembly that would ban funding for Advanced Placement history courses. Cultural Conservatives claim the course does not teach American exceptionalism.
This week, a bill to cut funding for Advanced Placement U.S. History courses in the state passed an Oklahoma House committee along party lines, with 11 Republican voting for the measure and 4 Democrats opposed.
“We don’t want our tax dollars going to a test that undermines our history,” Dan Fisher, a Republican lawmaker who authored the bill, said during committee debate.
…Opponents say the revised guidelines for the history course cast the United States in a harsh light by giving undue emphasis to topics such as slavery and the treatment of Native Americans, while distorting events such as the U.S. involvement in World War Two.
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When you let government into education, politicians will write the curriculum.