Parents and Students against history class review

Parents and Students against history class review

A suburban Denver school board's majority has voted in favor of change as to how the district reviews parts of its curriculum. Debates were taking places over academic freedom and what should be taught about American history.

For past two weeks, protests have been carried out by students and teachers, who consider the plan as an anti-America content. A new approach to Advanced Placement history classes is at issue. The novel way emphasizes on assessing historical documents and discusses America's history and not on memorizing the facts.

But there are some conservationists, who think the move is influenced to lessen the importance of America's uniqueness.

The Jefferson County School Board has withdrawn from a proposal, which included teaching students the 'advantages of the free enterprise system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights'.

But the board has majorly voted in favor of reorganizing its curriculum-review committee to include students, teachers and board-appointed community members. There were few board members who said more time is needed to review the proposal. Dan McMinimee, the Jefferson County schools superintendent, said that they have made the compromises to reach at the middle ground.

On Friday, a protest was carried out in which hundreds of parents and students gathered on the streets of Jefferson County School District. In the protest, parents and students stated that the board did not pay attention to the dissenting voices and they even ignored the other two members, who asked for more time to review the proposal.

Parents are against the change and some of them have even asked that certain board members should resign. They even stated that they have lost trust in the board.

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