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New U.S. History Curriculum Ignites Ideological Battle

A new Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum that sought to stress critical-thinking skills over rote memorization has come under fire from some quarters for being liberally biased.

The new U.S. history framework is the first of what will be updates to all 34 AP subjects offered as a result of a redesign effort launched by the College Board in 2006.

A new Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum that sought to stress critical-thinking skills over rote memorization has come under fire from some quarters for being liberally biased. Conservative advocacy groups and legislators worry that the curriculum favors America’s failures over its triumphs, but some history teachers counter that the curriculum challenges students to develop a deeper understanding of the nuances of U.S. history. (Los Angeles Times)

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