A school board in suburban Denver that has been under fire for proposing a review of Advanced Placement U.S. history has voted to include students, parents and administrators in its curriculum reviews, but isn't backing off its original proposal to assess the course with an eye toward promoting patriotism. The proposal from the Jefferson County Board of Education angered students and others in the school district, who charged that the board's new conservative majority was trying to influence children with their political views. New board members have proposed a curriculum that relies on teaching materials that promote patriotism and "positive aspects" of U.S. history and downplaying civil disorder. The proposal sparked nearly two weeks of student protests. The latest compromise measure passed by a 3-2 margin. The dissenting board members sought a delay on the vote, but failed.
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