Let me make this very clear. THERE WOULD BE NO WESTERN CIVILIZATION IF THERE WERE NO CHRISTIANITY.
I wrote that in bold in deference to our readers more resistant to reality (liberals.)
The new Advanced Placement European History framework has received a makeover that eliminates religion’s influence on the development of Western Civilization, ignores Winston Churchill, whitewashes the evils of communism, and lauds the welfare state, according to David Randall with the right-of-center National Association of Scholars.
“The new curriculum omits the development of faith and freedom in European history and focuses on the development of the welfare state,” Randall told The College Fix in a phone interview.
The association released a report authored by Randall this month titled “The Disappearing Continent” that claims the framework “warps and guts the history of Europe to make it serve today’s progressive agenda.”
Virtually all mention of religion in the 19th century is removed, and several key figures such as Christopher Columbus and Winston Churchill are not mentioned in the College Board’s framework, Randall said.
David Coleman, president of College Board, was a major architect of the Common Core Standards developed under the Obama Administration.
AP European History is a college-prep high school class that many students expecting to attend a four-year university can take. At the end of the course, students can choose to take an exam and can earn college credit in that course by passing (attaining a 3/5 or higher). The exam is based on the framework provided by the College Board to high school teachers, and so educators tend to focus on the guidelines to shape their lesson plans.
The College Board’s new AP European History examination, which debuted last year, “turns Europe’s history into a foreshortened, neo-Marxist, generic narrative of historical modernization, powered by abstract social and economic forces,” the association’s report states. “It defines modernization around secularism, the state, and a thin supportive intellectual history.”
Uhm. This is what we mean when we say that schools are more interested in indoctrination rather than education.
Terrible stuff. And unless you’re reading blogs like this one you’d never know it.
I remember a few years ago my oldest was in 6th grade and they had her reading a novel about Thomas Jefferson’s black love child. And yet they never read the Declaration of Independence. As if the only important thing Jefferson did was have sex with a slave.