- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Republican state representative who set off a firestorm over his bill targeting Advanced Placement U.S. History courses says he plans to rewrite the measure to make sure it doesn’t threaten the popular program.

Rep. Dan Fisher of El Reno said Thursday he was discussing the revisions with the chairman of the House Education Committee, which approved the bill earlier this week on a party-line vote.

The bill directs the State Board of Education to adopt a new program and test to replace the current AP U.S. History program. Fisher claims the curriculum presents a liberalized view of America as anti-free enterprise and places too much emphasis on the negative elements of the country’s history.

Similar concerns have been raised in other states.

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