Education

Jeffco School Board OKs Controversial History Committee Over Vocal Protest, Critics Explode

Last night's meeting of the Jefferson County School Board was a raucous affair, with many if not most public commenters blasting a proposed history curriculum committee tasked with emphasizing patriotism and downplaying civil disorder. But the board's conservative majority was not swayed, approving the committee after adding a last-minute amendment allowing teachers and students to be part of the process.

This move didn't placate the organization leading criticism of the board's hard-right shift, which dubbed its newest members unworthy of trust. Continue for photos, videos, a document and more details.

See also: Jeffco Student Walkouts: More Schools Joining Protest of Patriotically Slanted History Plan

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