AP US History, Leftist Style August 7, 2014Posted by geoff in News.
Nice to see that attacks on America’s history haven’t abated:
New history curriculum standards proposed for top high school students leave out such American icons as Benjamin Franklin and Martin Luther King, Jr., paint colonists as bigots and gloss over the Greatest Generation’s fight to save the world from Nazi Germany…
Instead, students exposed to the curriculum — roughly 500,000 annually nationwide, many of whom will take the class as sophomores and juniors — will find a narrative laden with tyranny and subjugation.
“What you’re going to find is our nation’s founders portrayed as bigots who developed a belief in white superiority that was, in turn, derived from a strong belief in British racial and cultural superiority,” Krieger told FoxNews.com.
You can’t ever let your guard down – the pernicious assault on our heritage and values continues 24/7, fueled by the extreme left members of academia. But why, you may ask, did they leave out MLK Jr? Perhaps this explains it:
Robbins, meanwhile, said her biggest issue with the curriculum is how it portrays Americans as a thoroughly pugnacious bunch.
“It presents American history as one long story of groups in conflict,” she told FoxNews.com. “It does not focus on individuals at all. The idea seems to be that the only force in history worth considering is the group identity — and all of these groups are in constant conflict according to this particular narrative.”
Robbins continued: “There’s no understanding of what makes this country great.”
Because they don’t believe it is.