FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2023
The Campaign for Our Shared Future Calls On College Board to Resist Political Attacks and Preserve High-Quality Education
Washington, D.C. - Today, the Campaign for Our Shared Future (COSF) Executive Director, Heather Harding, Ed.D., released the following statement urging College Board to preserve curriculum of Advanced Placement (AP) African American Studies course:
“It is my hope that as the College Board continues to grapple with revisions to its AP African American Studies course, they will reject attempts by extremist politicians to censor our country’s history and instead will reinforce the teaching of true and complete American history—including Black history.
“The efforts to remove topics from this AP curriculum are rooted in political theater and are pushing partisan politics into our classrooms in an attempt to censor what our students are allowed to learn. The College Board must not bow to political pressure and disrupt the full and complete teaching of African American history in our public schools.
“It is the role of families and educators to determine what courses and materials best suit the needs of our students—not politicians.”
The Campaign for Our Shared Future (COSF) is a non-partisan effort to support high quality K-12 education and preserve access, inclusion, and meaningful content in our schools so that every student has an opportunity to succeed and thrive. COSF is a common ground effort committed to fighting the attack on education across the country.