DENVER (AP) — The organization that administers high school Advanced Placement courses says it supports suburban Denver students who have been protesting a proposal aimed at promoting patriotism in AP history courses.
In a statement issued Friday, the College Board said that the social order must sometimes be disrupted for the common good, pointing to the Boston Tea Party, the American Revolution and the civil rights movement as examples.
Hundreds of students have walked out of class in recent days in Jefferson County to protest a proposal to review the new AP history course material to ensure that it promotes patriotism and doesn't promote civil unrest.
The College Board warned that any course that is censored won't be able to use the AP designation. Conservative board members deny the proposal amounts to censorship.