The Conservative Attempt to Rewrite the United States’ Progressive History

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Oklahoma isn’t the only state where Republicans are waging war on high school history class.

Conservatives in a handful of other states, including Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and – no surprise here – Texas are now pushing bills that would ban the college board’s AP US history curriculum.

The main issue that conservatives have with the current AP history curriculum is that it’s “too liberal” and supposedly focuses too much on the “negative” parts of US history, whatever that means.

So conservatives want to replace it with a curriculum that focuses on topics conservatives like – topics like, you know, Reagan, Reagan and, just for good measure, more Reagan.
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