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The Next Great Education Debate

The College Board’s determination to issue detailed curriculum frameworks for all of its AP exams, in combination with the expansion of the AP program over the past decade or so, has brought the United States to the threshold of something nobody claims to want: a national curriculum.

APUSH Teacher Rebels, Goes Public

Reflections from a high school teacher who is being forced to choose between doing what she does best, and meeting the requirements of a framework whose underlying assumptions she rejects.

Sorry, Still No American Exceptionalism in APUSH

The College Board’s “revised” version of its controversial AP U.S. History framework maintains the overall bias of the controversial 2014 edition, and simply removes the loudest proclamations of what that bias was.

55 Scholars Protest AP U.S. History Changes

Dozens of distinguished historians, Americanists, and education specialists have issued a powerful condemnation of the College Board’s revisionist history.

Let’s Embrace Competition In Advanced-Placement Testing

In the battle over the College Board’s Advanced Placement “framework,” the real issue is whether the curriculum will teach a dogmatic progressivism or introduce students to a variety of opinions about the individuals, ideas and institutions that shaped American history.