Imperiling the Republic: The Fate of U.S. History Instruction under Common Core

This white paper analyzes K-12 literacy standards for U.S. History that are included as part of Common Core’s English language arts standards, and raises serious concerns about the future of history instruction, including the A.P. U.S. History curriculum. The authors urge schools to instead offer separate standards and classes for English and U.S. History, and recommend that local education governing bodies replace the College Board’s new A.P. U.S. History curriculum with the common civic core spelled out in Educating Democracy, which was published in 2003 by the Albert Shanker Institute.

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