APUSH MEAN GIRLS
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I am a Junior in the Jeffco school district in Colorado. Last week, we received news that our conservative school board is discussing the modification of the AP U.S. History curriculum to remove any incidents of civil disobedience, in order to demonstrate to students that breaking the law is not correct.
Yes, this is an actual thing.
We have already had a ton of walkouts this past week, and my school plans to walk out on 9/25/14.
With this censorship, girls will not learn how they gained suffrage, PoC will not learn how they gained their rights, LGBTQ+ members will not learn how they gained their rights (and still are) and no one will learn how the very core of this country is built on the civil disobedience initiated by our forefathers.
Yesterday, the superintendent of the board came to talk to our high school to answer any questions we might have. He avoided every question we asked, and “talked like a politician, not like an educator.” Our principal has been no help either. Now, members of the school board are blaming each other, while in reality, they are all equally responsible.
This is not the first time something like this has happened. Last year, the board forced the liberal superintendent to quit, and then proceeded to propose several new budget cuts, including cuts to the arts, AP, IB, etc.
Censorship of our history will lead to an ignorant generation with no knowledge of the very basis of our country, or that of anyone’s freedoms. We will be unable to learn from our mistakes as a country, and in not being told the whole truth, we are being lied to. As a way to protest the censorship of civil disobedience, we are civilly disobeying the Jeffco school board.
What can you do? Signal boost this. We have already made it to the New York Times, and somebody told me we were trending on Facebook and Twitter, though I’m not sure if that’s true. We need as much coverage as possible, so please like/reblog.
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