Students and teachers are protesting a possible change to U.S. history courses at a school board meeting tonight.

The newly elected, conservative-leaning Jefferson County School Board wants a new committee to review course material for history classes. The board initially wanted material to “promote citizenship, patriotism… benefits of the free enterprise system… Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder.”


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Because of the controversy, the board removed all references to patriotism and civil disorder. Still, the board says it wants to limit a left-leaning curriculum that doesn’t teach American exceptionalism.

Turnout for the meeting was so high that it was streamed outside in the parking lot.


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Watch Trace Gallagher’s report above.