Once again, the world is mocking a conservative-dominated school board — this time in Colorado, where a right-wing majority has proposed revising AP History classes to “promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free-market system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights”and that they do not “encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law.”
Last week, teachers engaged in a “sick-out,” in which they called off of work to such a degree that two Jefferson County schools were forced to close. Students joined in the fight on Monday, with more than 1,000 walking out in opposition to the proposed alterations to American history.
Twitter users have joined in the opposition to rewrite what one student calls “the very foundation of our nation,” and it’s the funniest damn thing we’ve seen all week.
The fine folks on the interwebs posted their own additions to the conservatives on the school board’s curriculum plans.
Think your kids are safe? Since the Texas Board of Education is one of the largest textbook buyers in the United States, publishing companies often cater to the whims of these revisionists — so the disease may soon spread further than Colorado.