"These students recognize that the social order can -- and sometimes must -- be disrupted in the pursuit of liberty and justice. Civil disorder and social strife are at the patriotic heart of American history -- from the Boston Tea Party to the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement. And these events and ideas are essential within the study of a college-level, AP U.S. History course." --The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program
Matt Ferner, Huffington Post
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Students from Chatfield and Dakota Ridge high schools on Wednesday protest a school board proposal to rewrite an AP history class. | RJ Sangosti via Getty Images
09/26/2014 | The organization that oversees the Advanced Placement curriculum, whose history course is being defended by massive, ongoing student protests in a Denver suburb, has now said that it backs those protests.
"The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program supports the actions taken by students in Jefferson County, Colorado, to protest a school board member’s request to censor aspects of the AP U.S. History course," said a statement from the College Board released on Friday.
Matt Ferner is a national reporter for the Huffington Post. He was previously the editor of HuffPost Denver.
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