"It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones."
Donna Garner sends an urgent Action Alert:
Please contact the Texas Attorney General’s office and urge him to stop the AP U. S. History Framework from being implemented this fall.
David Coleman is the lead architect of the Common Core. He then became the president of The College Board and has publicly promised that all College Board products will align with the Common Core.
The new AP U. S. History Framework is illegal according to our state law (HB 462) and the most recent opinion by the Texas Attorney General.
We Texans must alert the TAG that he needs to stop AP U. S. History Framework from being put into place in Texas because not only is it aligned with the Common Core, but it is also not aligned with the required Texas curriculum standards (TEKS).
TAG Phone No. – 512-463-2100
TAG E-mail Address - firstname.lastname@example.org
[Please be sure to notice the well-sourced links further on down the page. – Donna Garner]
From: Jane Robbins, American Principles Project
To: Georgia and states across America
Subject: Leftist, slanted version of American History ready to begin this fall in our nation’s schools – AP U. S. History
The College Board, now led by Common Core "architect" David Coleman, is about to implement a revised Advanced Placement U.S. History course. This course presents a slanted, leftist view of American history that (among other things) doesn't mention the Founding Fathers and barely mentions the Declaration of Independence. We've posted extensive information on this issue here:
This AP course -- which will be taken by your best and brightest students -- almost certainly conflicts radically with your state history standards. Thus do unaccountable outsiders increase their reach and control over your students' education.
We need state boards of education to demand that the College Board retract and rewrite this new AP US History course. Time is short -- the course goes into effect this fall.
We hope the Georgia website will give you ideas about how to educate and activate on this front. Feel free to cut and paste. If you don't have time to get this before your state board, you might ask people to call congressmen (we have some national figures, such as Stanley Kurtz and Dick Morris, sounding the alarm about this, and Morris will have Rep. Virginia Fox on his radio program on Monday to discuss), to call the governor, to make it a campaign issue . . . . The College Board needs to hear from us. Especially is this true since the College Board is planning to revise all its AP courses -- and we can surmise they'll do to those courses what they've done to this one.
Here also is the most recent piece from Kurtz: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/382400/new-war-over-high-school-us-history-stanley-kurtz. This tells some of what is going on in Texas on this issue.
This is the latest, and potentially most dangerous, front in the education wars. If Coleman and Co. can usurp state standards through the AP courses, it won't really matter whether the schools -- even private schools -- have Common Core. Please sound the alarm. Thank you!
7.12.14 – “Common Core David Coleman’s Next Deception: The New AP U. S. History Exam” -- By Dr. Susan Berry --
7.11.14 -- “Texans, Stop AP U. S. History Tests from Being Implemented – Illegal in Texas”
By Donna Garner -- http://www.educationviews.org/texans-stop-ap-u-s-history-tests-implemented-illegal-texas/
7.10.14 – “New War Over High School U.S. History” – by Stanley Kurtz – National Review --
7.7.14 –“Dinesh D’Souza’s America and Our Schools” – by Stanley Kurtz – National Review --
6.24.14 -- “David Coleman Attacks Students’ Love of America” -- by Donna Garner --
6.22.14 – “Urgent: AP US History Framework Tied to Common Core – Illegal in Texas” – by Donna Garner -- http://www.educationviews.org/ap-history-framework-tied-common-core-illegal-texas/