When the Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education
meets on Thursday, October 2, it will pick up the hot-potato topic -- the Curriculum Review Committee -- that has inspired student walk-outs
across the district, creating an unofficial crash course in civil disobedience in the process. But when new boardmember Julie Williams first proposed creating a curriculum committee
last month, she wasn't just taking aim at Advanced Placement U.S. History
, with its pesky emphasis on "civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law." She also suggested that the group's initial projects include a review of the "elementary health curriculum."
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