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The move came after Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed legislation that would ban ‘critical race theory and indoctrination’ in the classroom
(FOX) – The Arkansas Department of Education revoked an AP African-American studies pilot program for the 2023-24 school year after it was tested in a few schools the previous school year.
According to the Arkansas Department of Education, there was no exam offered to students during the 2022-2023 school year, and that the course “may not articulate into college credit.”
In a statement to Fox News Digital, Henning further elaborated how they can’t approve of the pilot because it would put state educators at risk of violating state law.
“The AP African American Studies pilot course is not a history course and is a pilot that is still undergoing major revisions. Arkansas law contains provisions regarding prohibited topics,” the department’s communications director Alexa Henning said.”Without clarity, we cannot approve a pilot that may unintentionally put a teacher at risk of violating Arkansas law. The state cannot give AP credit for a course that has not yet been finalized. Once the pilot is completed and AP releases the final course, ADE will review the final submission at that time,” Henning added.
Furthermore, Henning said the pilot “may not meet graduation requirements” and does not comply with the rules of the department’s AP program like other vetted history courses…