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Historians: AP U.S. History Changes Are ‘Evenhanded’

After many months of high-profile, politicized debate about the new Advanced Placement U.S. History course, which was overhauled for 2014, the College Board listened to its critics and released a sentence-by-sentence revision of the document last month that it says is “clearer and more balanced.”

Even so, the partisan back-and-forth continues. Some conservative commentators who said last year’s iteration had a left-leaning bias are pleased, while others argue the document still doesn’t say enough about “American exceptionalism.” And some liberal commentators are condemning the College Board, which administers the AP program, for caving to Republican pressure.