From Thom Hartmann
Oklahoma isn’t the only state where Republicans are waging war on high school history class.
Conservatives in a handful of other states, including Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and – no surprise here – Texas are now pushing bills that would ban the College Board’s AP U.S. history curriculum.
The main issue that conservatives have with the current AP history curriculum is that it’s “too liberal” and supposedly focuses too much on the “negative” parts of American history, whatever that means. So Conservatives want to replace it with a curriculum that focuses on topics conservatives like – topics like, you know, Reagan, Reagan, and, just for good measure, more Reagan.
In all seriousness, though, there’s a really good reason that conservatives are freaking out about what kind of history curriculum is going to be taught in our classrooms. And that’s the simple fact that the history of America is the history of the continuous progressive transformation of this country.