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Critics Speak Out About AP U.S. History Framework Changes

The College Board, a nonprofit company responsible for high school Advanced Placement (AP) classes across the country, is taking heat from both sides of the political aisle over revisions to AP U.S. history standards. A recent Newsweek report offered some examples of the alterations. For example, removal or the rephrasing of mentions of certain attitudes and concepts like xenophobia or social hierarchy. Some critics have interpreted these revisions as taking too soft a tone on matters like race...

Number of Homeschoolers Increases Nationally

Parents choosing to home school their kids remain part of a growing movement across the country. According to a recent report in the National Catholic Register, the number of families now practicing some type of home education grew by 62 percent between 2003 and 2012. The report cites U.S. Department of Education statistics, highlighting the swell of homeschoolers as well as their reasons for seeking an alternative to traditional schools. Parents are choosing this course of action based on a...

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