Somehow this got buried under all the Trumpmania but it is a very significant story. I think that many of us thought that we couldn’t beat Common Core and its derivatives. The AP history test was certainly one of the derivatives. It was right our of Zinn’s “People’s History of the United States”. It could have been written by Zinn himself. Or Marx.
Instead sanity prevailed. As explained below, the individual states put their foots down and the College Board (or Pearson Publishing, who owns the Board) backed down.
We need to keep up the pressure until Common Core is destroyed.
Hey, Conservatives, You Won
The College Board’s about-face on U.S. history is a significant political event.
The Wall Street Journal
Aug. 26, 2015 6:31 p.m. ET
In this summer of agitated discontent for American conservatives, we can report a victory for them, assuming that is still permitted. Last year, the College Board, the nonprofit corporation that controls all the high-school Advanced Placement courses and exams, published new guidelines for the AP U.S. history test. They read like a left-wing dream. Obsession with identity, gender, class, crimes against the American Indian and the sins of capitalism suffused the proposed guidelines for teachers of AP American history. As of a few weeks ago, that tilt in the guidelines has vanished. The College Board’s rewritten 2015 teaching guidelines are almost a model of political fair-mindedness. This isn’t just an about-face.%