Kurtz: College Board Could Create National Curriculum

A student takes a practice SAT test. (AP file photo)
AP File Photo

In the Washington Post, Stanley Kurtz writes that the College Board, the company that administers the SAT, may be able to create a national education curriculum.

The College Board set off a firestorm last year by issuing what many saw as a left-biased curriculum framework for its Advanced Placement U.S. History course. This summer’s much-discussed revisions to that framework amount to less than meets the eye. The underlying bias remains, and few of the vaunted changes will filter down to the classroom.

The controversy, moreover, points to what will likely be our next great education debate. The College Board’s determination to issue detailed curriculum frameworks for all of its AP exams, in combination with the expansion of the AP program over the past decade or so, has brought the United States to the threshold of something nobody claims to want: a national curriculum.

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