Users of the social medium Twitter made light of news this week that conservative school board members in one Colorado district are attempting to censor a federally mandated AP history course.
Teachers and students walked out of Jefferson County schools in protest of the revised curriculum and of a proposed restructuring of how teachers are paid.
On Twitter, users coined the hashtag #JeffCoSchoolBoardHistory to riff on the nationalist, free-market-worshipping course in American exceptionalism that the conservative school board members want taught instead.
Lynn Bartels of the Denver Post linked to several tweets, including:
FACT: Burning bras was really the result of a Betty Crocker Baking Contest gone awry. #JeffcoSchoolBoardHistory #copolitics #standup4kids— Sara Lu (@Sara Lu) 1411511841.0
If it wasn't for a ban on high capacity magazines, Davy Crockett would have held the Alamo. #JeffCoSchoolBoardHistory #copolitics— 𝙰𝚕𝚊𝚗 𝙵𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚔𝚕𝚒𝚗 (@𝙰𝚕𝚊𝚗 𝙵𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚔𝚕𝚒𝚗) 1411525489.0
If only Rosa Parks followed orders & sat where she was supposed to, Bengazi never would have happened #JeffCoSchoolBoardHistory #copolitics— timhoover (@timhoover) 1411509925.0
The Denver blog WestWord posted 30 of what it considered to be the funniest tweets.
Dust Bowl was a football event sponsored by Lemon Pledge #JeffcoSchoolBoardHistory #copolitics— Kathryn Poindexter (@Kathryn Poindexter) 1411512537.0
Alfred Packer pioneered dining "farm-to-table" in the mountains of Colorado with his friends. #jeffcoschoolboardhistory #copolitics— Dede de Percin (@Dede de Percin) 1411567238.0
Love canal lit on fire for a 4th of July celebration not because of toxic waste. #JeffCoSchoolBoardHistory #copolitics— Sen. Faith Winter (@Sen. Faith Winter) 1411513836.0
This woman is really, really happy. #VacuumingInHeelsRocks #JeffCoSchoolBoardHistory #copolitics http://t.co/dpywxLwe0C— Jen Caltrider (@Jen Caltrider) 1411512224.0
These lucky people are getting free perfume spritzes, just like at Macys. #JeffCoSchoolBoardHistory #copolitics http://t.co/1u04If1YGz— Jen Caltrider (@Jen Caltrider) 1411512887.0
As of Wednesday, tweets were still pouring in as more and more users picked up the hashtag.
Tiananmen Square is a shopping mall and the home of the world's first Panda Express. #JeffCoSchoolBoardHistory— sean paul mahoney (@sean paul mahoney) 1411571535.0
Roe vs Wade was about the the best way to cross a river. #JeffCoSchoolBoardHistory— Laurahonest (@Laurahonest) 1411571034.0