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New AP U.S. history curriculum walks a fine line; last year's sparked conservative backlash

New AP U.S. history curriculum walks a fine line; last year's sparked conservative backlash

Last year, critics decried the new Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum, saying it promoted anti-American perspectives. This year, people on social media are up in arms about additional changes, saying the designers of the course gave in to revisionist history. In truth, history teachers and professors said, the College Board has managed to walk a fine line in the changes it announced Thursday. They said the 2015 curriculum tells a nuanced story of American history, not “whitewashing” it nor making it all “flag waving.” The revisions come after a year of intensive public comment, including from teachers who said the detailed framework released in...

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