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Tea party legislators oppose teaching complexities of U.S. history
Tea party legislators oppose teaching complexities of U.S. history

The burgeoning ranks of tea party "patriots" who have gotten themselves elected to Congress and state legislatures have identified yet another threat to the soul of America: Advanced Placement U.S. history guidelines. Republican legislators in Oklahoma, Texas,Georgia, Nebraska, North Carolina and Tennessee are raising an alarm about a new framework for teaching AP U.S. history to American high school students. They say it fails to instill patriotism and an appreciation for American exceptionalism, and instead puts too much emphasis on race, gender and class. A resolution approved by the Republican National Committee last summer declared that the framework "reflects a...

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