The College Board Strips Down Its A.P. Curriculum for African American Studies

But she said that she also disappointed because she thought the course would benefit on a hunger of young students learn how to of think about things like police brutality, mass incarceration and continuing inequality.”

Instead, she said, “the same set of the circumstances that made need for well also created a backlash against in content which people not like”.

David Blythe professor of American history at Yale, said on Wednesday he had written an endorsement of in new curriculum, at the request of the Board of Colleges, and that, in his opinion, it has much to offer not only just about history but also about black poetry art and origin of blues, jazz and hip-hop. But he withdrew his approval on On Wednesday after learning that some sections were cut.

“I took it off because I want to know when and how They are made these decisions cut these people because it is also en attack on their academic freedom,” Dr. Blythe said.

PEN America, free speech organization, echoed this concern. While the College Board stated that changes were not political. board “risked sending a message that political threats against doctrine of certain types of content may succeed in make them fall silent content,” said Jeremy S. Young, senior manager of freedom of speech and education at PEN America.

changes we also convicted by National Parents Union and CFT, California affiliate of American Federation of Teachers representing educators from childhood to higher education.

Dr. Gates who was a curriculum consultant, said he “regrets that the College Board policy does not require secondary sources in his curriculum. He teaches at Harvard Introduction to African American Studies, “and academic subjects such as ‘Intersectionality’ and critical race theory, project 1619, reparations for slavery, black homophobia and antisemitism are just game, of well, for class,” he said. in email. Project 1619 is an initiative of The New York Times.


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