- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DENVER (AP) - Eight organizations that deal with education and freedom of speech are opposing a Colorado school board’s attempt to change the new way some history college prep classes are being taught and tested.

In a letter to the Jefferson County School Board on Wednesday, the groups write “decisions about instructional materials should be based on sound educational grounds, not because some people do or do not agree with the message.”

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1oBRnG5 ) the letter comes the day before the board is set to discuss the proposal to create a curriculum that promotes “positive aspects” of U.S. history while avoiding the encouragement of “civil disorder, social strife or disregard for the law.”

The groups include the National Coalition Against Censorship and the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, among others.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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