The College Board, which administers college preparation classes in high schools, announced that it will expand its African American Studies Advanced Placement (AP) course to at least 200 high schools in the 2023-2024 school year.
As the Washington Examiner reported, The College Board administers the SAT test and the AP courses can count as college credit.
The AP course is the first addition to the College Board’s list of AP courses since 2014 and it is supposed to integrate politics, literature, and geography. But the AP course sparked outcry from conservatives and parents because of concerns that the AP course came about due to politicization of history.
“The events surrounding George Floyd and the increased awareness and attention paid towards issues of inequity and unfairness and brutality directed towards African Americans caused me to wonder, ‘Would colleges be more receptive to an AP course in this discipline than they were 10 years ago?” said Trevor Parker, the chief of the AP program at The College Board.
Parker’s quote could be interpreted that the Black Lives Matter-fueled riots spurred the creation or announcement of the AP course, which also calls into question the impartiality of the course itself.
Conservatives and parents have the right to be concerned about another avenue of left-wing, anti-American indoctrination because recent events show that the Left is content with its dominance of education and curriculum. Growing intolerance on college campuses, and within public school districts, are evidence of the Left’s infiltration of education.
The AP course, once it is made available, will likely be analyzed to see if left-wing indoctrination made its way into the curriculum.