Editor’s Note: Chris Rodda is senior research director for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and a longtime debunker of Religious Right figure David Barton. Rodda’s new book, Liars for Jesus: The Religious Right’s Alternate Version of American History, Volume 2, has just been released and is available on Amazon.com. Rodda talked about the book recently with Church & State Editor Rob Boston.
It’s May, and for many high school students that means one thing: It’s time to take Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
The barrage of testing is something of a springtime ritual for many high school students across the land. Teenagers take AP exams to prove that they are able to handle the more challenging work they will encounter in college. In some cases, students can earn college credit while still in high school by taking AP courses. Read more
Religious Right pseudo-historian David Barton has been boasting recently that he won defamation lawsuits against two Texans and a writer who had accused him of being a racist and a liar respectively. However, it increasingly appears that Barton’s version of events is missing some details. Read more
Lawmakers in Oklahoma are out to whitewash Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History courses, and if they succeed the state’s students will pay the price.
The measure, HB 1380, was introduced in February by Rep. Dan Fisher (R-Yukon). If passed, it would end funding for AP U.S. History classes and require the Oklahoma Department of Education to scrutinize the AP curriculum. Although it only addresses history classes, it could be extended to other AP courses if it passes. Read more
Texas should have seen this coming.
The Lone Star State has received a “D” for the bogus public school social studies curriculum that its State Board of Education (SBOE) adopted last year.