Conservative favorite Dr. Ben Carson has joined the criticism of the new AP History curriculum that many say teaches kids to hate the USA. Carson said that the course was so anti-American that it would make “most people” want to “sign up for ISIS.”
Early this year news broke of a new Advanced Placement History test (APUSH) that cut out America’s founding fathers and prioritizes America’s faults.
Critics of the new Collage Board testing scheme have blasted the curriculum as anti-American and were suspicious because the scheme was initially released without identifying the authors of the redesigned framework.
Joining critics of the curriculum, Carson, a possible Republican candidate for president in 2016, spoke before an audience at the Center for Security Policy’s National Security Action Summit on September 29.
Carson was particularly surprised that the founders were virtually eliminated in the framework.
“I am a little shocked quite frankly looking at the AP course in American history that’s being taught in high schools across our country right now. There’s only two paragraphs in there about George Washington. George Washington, believe it or not. Little or nothing about Martin Luther King. A whole section of slavery and how evil we are. A whole section about Japanese internment camps. A whole section about how we wiped out American Indians with no mercy. I mean I think most people when they finish that course, they’d be ready to sign up for ISIS. This is what we are doing to the young people in our nation. We have got to stop this silliness. We have to stop crucifying ourselves. Have we made mistakes as a nation? Of course we have. Why? Because we are people and all people make mistakes.”
Carson has said that the “likelihood is strong” that he will run for president in 2016.
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