RNC Adopts Two Strong Education Resolutions

RNC Members Take Stand Against New AP U.S. History Standards and Applaud Parents Who Continue to Fight Common Core

Washington, D.C. – The RNC voted Friday, during its summer meeting, in favor of two strong resolutions dealing with the new AP U.S. History Framework and Common Core. The first resolution states that the RNC will fight against the new AP U.S. History Framework that deliberately distorts and/or edits out important historical events. The second resolution commends the parents who have fought avidly against the Common Core in their home states and continue to lead the charge against that initiative.

The new AP U.S. History Framework (APUSH) reflects a radically revisionist view of American history that emphasizes negative aspects of our nation’s history, while omitting or minimizing positive aspects. The new Framework includes scant discussion of the Founding Fathers, the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the religious influences on our nation’s history, and presents a biased and inaccurate view of many important events in American history.

The RNC resolution demands that “the College Board delay the implementation of the new APUSH Framework for at least a year, and that during that time a committee be convened to draft an APUSH Framework that is consistent both with the APUSH course’s traditional mission, with state history standards, and with the desires of U.S. parents and other citizens for their students to learn the true history of their country.”

The resolution continues, “the Republican National Committee requests that state legislatures and the U.S. Congress investigate this matter and evaluate funding” and “that Congress withhold any federal funding to the College Board (a private non-governmental organization) until the APUSH course and examination have been rewritten in a transparent manner to accurately reflect U. S. history without a political bias and to respect the sovereignty of state standards, and until sample examinations are made available to educators, state and local officials, and the public, as has long been the established practice.”

“American Principles in Action would like to thank the RNC for taking up this important issue and for challenging the College Board on the implementation of these new APUSH standards,” said Emmett McGroarty, Education Director at APIA.

Additionally, the RNC passed a resolution commending the parents who have fought against the Common Core Standards throughout the country. The RNC resolution states, “the Republican National Committee commends the work of the mothers, fathers, and other citizens who fought or are fighting to persuade their state executive and legislative branches to faithfully and fully resist federal intrusion into education policy-making, particularly via the Common Core Standards.”

“These parents have sacrificed a great deal for love of their children and their children’s future,” said Delaware RNC Committeewoman and sponsor of this resolution, Ellen Barrosse. “These parents selflessly gave of themselves to promote a better future for their children and for America’s education system. They are to be commended for their work and for the example that they have set for other parents and citizens.”

“We would like to thank the RNC and committeewoman Ellen Barrosse for honoring these parents and citizens who have worked so hard to uphold the constitutional rights of the people and the future of education,” McGroarty concluded. “These activists have sacrificed so much for our nation and our children, and now they’re finally getting the recognition that they deserve.”

American Principles In Action is a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to preserving and propagating the fundamental principles on which our country was founded.  It aims to return our nation to an understanding that governance via these timeless principles will strengthen us as a country.

For further information, please contact Kate Bryan at American Principles in Action at 202-503-2010 or kbryan@americanprinciplesproject.org.