According to a press release from the National Association of Scholars, a group of 55 scholars yesterday released an open letter opposing revisions to the Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH) course. The new framework ignores American exceptionalism, the letter says.
The new American history APUSH course emphasized conflicts among social groups and all but ignores “sources of national unity and cohesion.”
This advanced placement course for our brightest high school students can be used to substitute the college-level U.S. history survey course. It’s an important course.
The course ignores American Exceptionalism and paints a far bleaker picture of American culture and history.
The letter calls for a broader, more unbiased look at who we have been as Americans.
This has been brought to the College Board’s attention for the last year but the College Board is led by a very left-wing president who takes cues from left-wing professors. There is less balance than there should be.
By ignoring this nation’s founding principles and promise, the College Board’s U.S. history guidelines will diminish the next generation’s regard for our political traditions and weaken the future generation’s ability to improve on the laws and institutions in our Republic.
Equality and justice as defined by the Founders will be eroded and distorted into something quite different.