Colorado School District In Turmoil Over Board Proposal04:14
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Students protest a proposal by the Jefferson County School Board to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history on Sept. 23, 2014. (Brennan Linsley/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Students protest a proposal by the Jefferson County School Board to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history on Sept. 23, 2014. (Brennan Linsley/AP)

There’s unrest in Colorado’s Jefferson County School District, the second largest in the state.

It’s been in turmoil ever since a conservative school board majority was elected last November and proposed a curriculum review committee to ensure patriotism and free enterprise are encouraged — and civil disobedience is discouraged — in the Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum.

Yesterday, students from seven high schools walked out of class for the third day to protest the proposal.

From Colorado Public Radio, Jenny Brundin joins Here & Now's Robin Young for more on the protests.

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This segment aired on September 24, 2014.

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