The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. ~ George Orwell
The College Board administers Advanced Placement History courses, which enables students to earn college credit while they are still in high school. AP courses are taught by high school teachers who must follow course guidelines set forth by the College Board.
Deviation from the course curriculum is discouraged. This position of power entrusted to the college board has made it a coveted point of infiltration for the social engineers seeking to impose their view points and force feed their agenda upon unsuspecting young minds.
They have been revising their curriculum for some time, but recent curriculum amendments that went into full swing when David Coleman captured control of the College Board have come under heavy attack.
Countless professionals have criticized Coleman's leadership and linked the AP history fiasco to his Common Core machinations and left wing affiliations.
Coleman was also criticized for his role as the chief architect of the controversial Common Core national standards, another Obama Regime propaganda fiasco. His unelected College Board is rewriting and perverting United States history and promoting among our young scholars a disdain for American principles and a lack of knowledge of major American achievements in History.
The New AP agenda has raised some eyebrows. Stanley Kurtz, of the National Review Online, wrote that -this [new] Framework will effectively force American high schools to teach U.S. history from a leftist perspective.
National Association of Scholars president Peter Wood wrote in his preliminary report, that this newest revision, however, is radical. and promoting a negative view of American History.'
Woods voiced his concern that the college board is turning its history curriculum into a platform for political advocacy and for animus against traditional American values.He called it a 'briefing document on progressive and leftist views of the American past'
Traditionally History classes focused on real, as opposed to imagined U.S. history. The new Advanced Placement(AP) history curriculum represents hard-core Socialist and Marxist propaganda and indoctrination. The new curriculum grossly exaggerates and distorts both real or perceived historical injustices while presenting history in a socialistic collectivist mold. It denigrates and downplays Americas historical development and contributions to world society , no good by America is left untarnished and no extracted liberties left un-besmirched.
The curriculum represents a bizarre effort to represent America as a imperialistic racist oppressors . It trivializes and demonizes the Founding Fathers. Objective Scholars have claimed it represents an extreme distortion of America today and in its past.
Deleted from American History is Benjamin Franklin and the birth of American entrepreneurship - can't have capitalist ideas fuddling things up now can we ? No mention of the House of Burgesses or Thomas Jefferson's interactions. James Madison - omitted , The Pilgrims - omitted. As a matter of fact Students for a Democratic Society, and the Black Panthers receive more coverage than Thomas Jefferson and Dwight D. Eisenhower - Go Figure ?
Excluded are Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, Valley Forge, Saratoga, and Yorktown. The leaders and patriots are all omitted. The Lincoln-Douglas debates, the Gettysburg Address, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Truman, D-Day, Midway, the Battle of the Bulge, and any American military commander including Dwight D. Eisenhower - Hey come on now - I Like Ike !
Update March 16, 2015 Maureen Downey AJC Leftist slant to AP U.S. History turns America's melting pot into boiling pot