What's funnier than a bunch of conservative ideologues accusing US History teachers of historical revisionism?Roundup
What's funnier than a bunch of conservative ideologues accusing US History teachers of historical revisionism? Not much, right? I'm still catching my breath . . .
But that's exactly what's been happening for a few months now, ever since the College Board folks, at the urging of some high school history teachers, decided to take the audaciously revolutionary action of updating the framework for the AP US History exam (APUSH).
The College Board, the nonprofit that administers Advanced Placement (AP) tests as well as the SAT, explains, in great detail, on its website exactly why the test was updated and who has been involved. But let's not let boring old facts get in the way of a good conspiracy theory . . . 'kay?
It all started with Larry Krieger, a retired New Jersey high school history teacher. Larry got hold of an advance copy of the new framework and didn't like what he saw, one little bit.
And here's a clue as to why, from his website insidertestprep.com: "Larry Krieger is a renowned author and educator whose books and workshops have helped thousands of students achieve high scores on SAT and AP tests. Larry is the author of several US History, World History, AP prep, and SAT prep books that are used throughout the U.S. and around the world." ...
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