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Denver Post: Okay AP kids, you’ve had your fun — now STFU and go back to school

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The Denver Post‘s editorial board doesn’t want students to practice civil disobedience while defending their right to learn about it.

“OK, Jefferson County high school students, you’ve made your point. Now you should return to your schools,” the board stated in an editorial published on Wednesday.

The editorial came on the heels of walkouts by hundreds of students in schools around the county last Friday to protest a proposal by conservative members of the local school board to rework the Advanced Placement history curriculum to steer away from covering “civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law.”

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About 50 teachers also called in sick that day, resulting in two local high schools closing for the day. The demonstrations have also led to the online tag #JeffCoSchoolBoardHistory gaining traction while mocking the proposal’s attempt to promote “positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”

The board noted that it criticized the proposal in a separate editorial on Monday for its emphasis on “citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free enterprise system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights.”

“Respect for authority is often warranted, of course,” the board wrote at the time. “However, American history is also replete with examples of individuals and groups standing up to authority in the pursuit of justice and the very ‘individual rights’ that the guidelines say should be promoted, too.”

But on Wednesday, the board argued that students standing up to authority had a negligible impact, since the proposal was tabled.

“More protests will add little or nothing of substance to the backlash,” the board wrote. “Students should return to class.”

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