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Oklahoma Lawmakers say AP U.S. History not welcome in high schools

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Ok.- Lawmakers in Oklahoma have voted to eliminate Advanced Placement U.S. History courses by an overwhelming majority, 11 to 4. The vote was divided by party lines. State Rep. Dan Fisher introduced House Bill 1380 in early February. The bill aims to keep the state from funding AP U.S. History unless the College Board changes the curriculum (see curriculum changes here).

Lawmakers argue that AP courses are similar to Common Core, and that they violate legislation since Common Core was repealed last year.

According to the Tulsa World, Rep. Fisher says AP U.S. history courses emphasize “what is bad about America.”

AP classes are not required to graduate from high school and schools are not required to offer them. If the bill continues to move forward, funding for all AP courses in Oklahoma could be threatened.

Implementing this change in Oklahoma schools will cost an estimated $3,851,500.


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