Colorado students protest proposed "censorship" of history curriculumHistorians in the News
tags: Colorado, APUSH
Dozens of Evergreen High School students walked out of their morning classes on Monday and carpooled to the Jefferson County School Administration Building to protest what they see as the school board's attempt to censor advanced history curriculum.
"I want honesty in my classroom," the students said in a letter presented to Superintendent Dan McMinimee, who spoke with four student representatives and the board. "Teachers want honesty in the classroom."
The protest followed a teacher sick-out that closed two schools last week. Schools were back open on Monday despite rumors that educators might not show again. Students said similar protests are planned for the rest of the week.
"We came in as a preventative measure," said Mali Holmes, a senior at Evergreen.
The group of 100 to 200 students protested for about 45 minutes before returning back to school, specifically asking that civil disobedience topics not be removed from the AP U.S. History course. Student leaders told The Denver Post that the gathering was planned on Facebook late Sunday night...
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