Proposed changes to U.S. history curriculum in JeffCo schools lampooned on Twitter
GOLDEN, Colo. — A proposal by the Jefferson County School Board to change the Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum has drawn national attention — and now lampooning on Twitter.
Under the proposal, “Materials should promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free enterprise system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights. Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”
The proposal has resulted in teacher sickouts that canceled classes at Standley Lake and Conifer high schools on Friday. And this week, students at some high schools in Jefferson County walked out of classes to protest.
And Twitter has been lighting up, lampooning the controversy. Under the Twitter hashtag #JeffCoSchoolBoardHistory, hilarious tweets have been sent out that detail what the revised history could be taught if the proposal goes through.
Some of the better ones, though you could spend all day scrolling through the posts and be highly entertained: