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    Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum changes that would promote patriotism | Fox News

    ARVADA, Colo. Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.

    The youth protest in the state's second-largest school district follows a sick-out from teachers that shut down two high schools in the politically and economically diverse area that has become a key political battleground.

    Student participants said their demonstration was organized by word of mouth and social media. Many waved American flags and carried signs, including messages that read "There is nothing more patriotic than protest."

    "I don't think my education should be censored. We should be able to know what happened in our past," said Tori Leu, a 17-year-old student who protested at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada.

    The school board proposal that triggered the walkouts in Jefferson County calls of instructional materials that present positive aspects of the nation and its heritage. It would establish a committee to regularly review texts and course plans, starting with Advanced Placement history, to make sure materials "promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free-market system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights" and don't "encourage or condone civil disorder, social strike or disregard of the law."



    I'm with the students on this one. Complete bs on the part of that school board. No curriculum should be biased or censored, just straight facts.
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    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

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    I'm with the students on this one. Complete bs on the part of that school board. No curriculum should be biased or censored, just straight facts.
    But, but, but....the wingnuts on the school board have legitimate concerns!!

    JeffCo teachers, students protest proposal to promote 'patriotism' in history classes | CPR
    School board member Julie Williams, who sponsored the proposal, said people have misinterpreted what she’s trying to do. She said she’s not trying to eliminate the facts of U.S. history but shares the concerns conservatives nationally have outlined – that AP History casts some parts of history in a negative light, such as the bombing of Hiroshima and slavery. - See more at: JeffCo teachers, students protest proposal to promote 'patriotism' in history classes | CPR
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    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

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    But, but, but....the wingnuts on the school board have legitimate concerns!!

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    With these students standing up like that, it shows not all hope is lost.
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    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

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    I'm with the students on this one. Complete bs on the part of that school board. No curriculum should be biased or censored, just straight facts.

    Hey AW

    I agree...that's ridiculous. Unfortunately school textbooks almost always have some sort of agenda, especially in regards to US history. That's why I tend to be leery of public schools these days. I understand the need for them, I do, but I hope that we can phase out of needing them sometime in the future. I think government-run education is dangerous.

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    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    But, but, but....the wingnuts on the school board have legitimate concerns!!

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    Wow

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    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    Students are dumb. I'll be impressed when they do the same thing for firearms.

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    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

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    Students are dumb. I'll be impressed when they do the same thing for firearms.
    Considering firearms are not part of school curriculum, why would students protesting as students do the same thing for firearms?
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    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

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    Considering firearms are not part of school curriculum, why would students protesting as students do the same thing for firearms?
    Because the whole thing is, "boo boo hoo boo free speech everyone should have an opinion boo boo hee boo, maaaaan. why be patriotic when the government does chem trails maaaaaan 911 truth is patriotic maaaaan boo boo hoo boo"

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    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    Sounds like someone needs a nap
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    Re: Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum

    The animals are running the zoo.

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