SC Common Core opponents target U.S. History course

Sep 21, 2014 by

COLUMBIA, SC — S.C. opponents of Common Core education standards have set their sights on a new target they say is “anti-American.”

The College Board’s Advanced Placement U.S. history course – offered to S.C. high-school students for college credit – slants left, its “liberal bias” including negative portrayals of American history, according to S.C. Parents Involved in Education, a conservative grassroots education group mounting an effort to fight the history course.

Founding fathers, battlefield heroes and civil rights leaders are missing from the guidelines for the course, the activists say.

Martin Luther King Jr. “is the clearest example of omission,” said the group’s president, Sheri Few, whose third-place finish in June’s GOP primary for state school superintendent centered on fighting Common Core’s education standards for math and English. “If you’re going to teach the civil rights movement in historical context, there’s no way you can leave (King) out.”

At least six national social studies and history advocacy groups have sprung to the course’s defense, sending letters to state education leaders and writing opinion pieces in newspapers.

via COLUMBIA, SC: SC Common Core opponents target U.S. History course | Education | The State.

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