From David Parker:


Most members of the Georgia Association of Historians no doubt know and are concerned about Georgia Senate Resolution 80 (SR 80). This is the resolution that criticizes the Advanced Placement US History (APUSH) course for “minimiz[ing] discussion of America’s Founding Fathers, the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the religious influences on our nation’s history, and many other critical topics” and for “present[ing] a biased and inaccurate view of many important themes and events in American history, including the motivations and actions of seventeenth to nineteenth century settlers, the nature of the American free enterprise system, the course and resolution of the Great Depression, and the development of and victory in the Cold War.” The resolution threatens to remove state support for AP classes if the College Board does not revise the APUSH course. Richard Woods, the state school superintendent, seems to support the resolution with his call for education standards that are “Georgia-owned and Georgia-grown.”

At its annual meeting last weekend, the GAH approved a resolution opposing SR80. That resolution is posted on the GAH’s website.  Members may feel free to refer to the resolution and to circulate it as they wish.

SR 80 may be seen here.

State School Superintendent Richard Woods’s comments are available here.