The new Advanced Placement curriculum being used in classrooms around the country has become a target for critics who say the lessons devalue the achievements of great Americans, and instead focus too heavily on America’s worst periods.
And now it’s come under fire from possible conservative presidential candidate and famed neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson.
Carson says the curriculum being taught to high school students focuses heavily on the dark periods in America’s history such as slavery and Japanese internment camps, but hardly makes any mention of great American heroes such as George Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Carson even quipped that after reading the curriculum, many people would be “ready to sign up for ISIS.”
Transcript via Breitbart:
I am a little shocked quite frankly looking at the AP course in American history that’s being taught in high schools across our country right now. There’s only two paragraphs in there about George Washington. George Washington, believe it or not. Little or nothing about Martin Luther King. A whole section of slavery and how evil we are. A whole section about Japanese internment camps. A whole section about how we wiped out American Indians with no mercy.
I mean I think most people when they finish that course, they’d be ready to sign up for ISIS. This is what we are doing to the young people in our nation. We have got to stop this silliness. We have to stop crucifying ourselves. Have we made mistakes as a nation? Of course we have. Why? Because we are people and all people make mistakes.
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It’s fascinating to watch the liberal media unable to discern that Carson was making a joke with the ISIS comments. A majority of sites are reporting it as fact that Carson believes kids are going to read the material and then go join ISIS.
The liberal media, who has for six years now hailed President Obama as the smartest man to walk the planet, is not bright enough to understand a truly intelligent man like Dr. Ben Carson.