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A bill under consideration by the Oklahoma legislature in February would have had an impact on the teaching of history at the secondary level, particularly on those who teach AP US history courses. In response to opposition, primarily from teachers, the sponsor of the bill has pulled it, pending revision.

The AHA took action in support of teachers with a statement by Jim Grossman. The AHA will continue to monitor the progress of this bill in Oklahoma as part of our mission to advocate on behalf of historians and history education.

Historians are speaking out on this issue. Please send us links to any public statements you make and we’ll include them.

Isn’t History Meant to be a Lightning Rod? by Bob Kelly, Minarets High School, CA

History Is a Process, Not a Pile of Flashcards by AHA member Ben Keppel, University of Oklahoma