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Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:
Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.
According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:
Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”
This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!
You can sign the petition here.
Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.
Yesterday I spent 3+ hours protesting with more than 400 students that go to my school alone. That doesn’t include the other high schools that participated in the Jeffco district. It got more publicity than we were expecting and we’re grateful for that, but to keep this going would be great. If you agree and are against the censorship of AP US History classes please click on the link and sign the petition.
I fervently hope your efforts to protect your history education are successful. I’ve noticed a lot of the articles are trying to pretend that “kids just want to skip class”, and I think it’s disrespectful and dismissive. The petition is almost at its goal, so I hope people continue to sign it.
It is incredibly important to hold our public school systems accountable for teaching historical facts. Not only because a solid knowledge of our past can help to prevent future generations from making the same mistakes, but because our history has an undeniable effect on our present. Present power structures, systems of oppression, and inequalities are deeply rooted in historical circumstances. We cannot simply deny the existence of uncomfortable historical facts. We must face them if we ever hope to develop more tolerant and compassionate citizens who can actually improve our country.
There are a number of things about our country that are not positive, and a number of things that have improved. The things that have improved have largely done so because of civil unrest. The people who are attempting to censor these parts of history are essentially hoping to silence future generations and halt progress. This should NEVER be an option.
THIS COUNTRY WAS FUCKING FOUNDED ON CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE.
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