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Colorado Students Organize Walkout to Protest History Curriculum Changes

High school students in Colorado have organized walkout protests to take a stand against proposed changes to history curriculum that would emphasize positivity, while doing the opposite with issues of civil disorder. Today, hundreds of students from about five different schools walked out to protest the Jeffco School Board’s proposed review.

One student explained, “An idea is to censor a lot of U.S. history so they can’t talk about some of the negatives, or they don’t want to talk about civil disobedience, which is censorship. And censorship’s communism, censorship’s national socialism, censorship is terrible.”

This is merely a proposal, it has not been instituted yet. But the proposal involves the promotion of “citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free-market system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights” while not covering or barely glossing over material that would “encourage or condone civil disorder, social strike or disregard of the law.”

Watch The Denver Channel’s report here:

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