BANNING AP HISTORY

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.

 


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Joseph C. Phillips

Joseph C. Phillips was born on January 17, 1962 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Joseph Connor Phillips. He is an actor, known for General Hospital (1994), The Cosby Show (1984) and Strictly Business (1991). He has been married to Nicole since 1994. They have three children.

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