publication . Article . 2020

Diversifying the American School System: The Evidence Paints a Clear Picture

Ray Nobuhara; Helena Baruch; Angelica Katcher; Rahib Taher; Michelle Seucan;
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  • Published: 13 Aug 2020
Abstract
The Eurocentric curriculum of the American school system has been a staple element in the education of its youth. For centuries, schools have incessantly utilized the teachings and themes of white savior narratives while consequently gaslighting the historical portrayals of people of color. Fairly recently, in 2018, The College Board announced a drastic makeover in their placement exam: they would narrow the scope of the AP World History Test to prioritize European expansion and imperialism. While the board had not explicitly made this their incentive, they argued that the curriculum was simply “too broad” and encompassed too many topics. Educational institution...
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