Petition CollegeBoard for AP African History, AP Latino/a History, and AP Asian History
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Today's American education system is flawed. One demanding problem that is contributing to these flaws is the Eurocentric and racist influence that is implemented on school courses and curriculum.
American public education systems, from elementary schools to institutions of higher education, focus on a curriculum that largely emphasizes Western and European views. From literature and art to social sciences and history, American and European ideas, writers, and thinkers dominate the curriculum.
Currently, the only Advanced Placement History Courses and Exams offered by College Board are AP United States History, AP European History, and AP World History. As a result, the only history course provided besides our own American History, is European History; meanwhile all other histories are combined into AP World History, which still focus on European influences on and interactions with the rest of the world. This petition demands that College Board make an effort to introduce other Advanced Placement History Courses, including AP African History, AP Latino/a History, and AP Asian History.
In today's growing age of immigrants and minorities, it is imperative that College Board makes a change to reflect the needs of our generation and future generations of Americans. Census data shows that there are now more children from minority backgrounds under the age of 5 that children who are white or Caucasian. As a result, American public schools should be providing students of all backgrounds a diverse and comprehensive education. Additionally, given our globalized economy, it is critical that our education system provides our students with the ability to interact with people around the world and to think critically to solve pressing global issues.
Please sign this petition for College Board to include AP African History, AP Latino/a History, and AP Asian History so students of all backgrounds have the right to learn and be rewarded for the knowledge of history besides that of American and European History.
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