VictoriaFairfax Countypublic schoolSystem (FCPS) has recently been exposed to the Advanced Placement (AP) exam. Some questions link liberals and conservatives to specific ethnic and gender groups, respectively. Design is biased and critical. The author said it was too offensive to some groups, and the Fairfax County public school system said it would remove the question and review the test’s content in the future.
This question appeared on the Fairfax County Public School System’s online campus AP government class (Government class) test. A multiple choice question is “Which of the following (which item) most accurately compares the difference between liberals and conservatives?”
Liberal choices for this question included “young white male,” “middle-aged urban gay,” “college-educated.”EducatedAfrican-American men in the workplace,” “upper-middle-class white suburban men,” while conservatives chose “East Coast, Ivy League-educated scientists,” “Southern male immigrant workers,” and “Chinese middle-aged Catholics.” Male”. The West”, “Hispanic Teachers in the West Bank”.
Fairfax County parent Rory Cooper criticized the topic on Twitter as “very offensive,” adding, “We typically use demographic characteristics and trends to analyze and understand political parties. This is a It’s a matter of understanding, but guiding students to use a special identity is another matter of separating or understanding political factions. The two cannot be equated, otherwise it is easy to mislead students.
The Fairfax County Public Schools system said in a statement that the question, which was designed to assess 12th-grade students’ understanding of American political ideology, “does not meet Fairfax County’s high standards of education” and withdrew it. will be taken The school system also announced that all AP Online Government Classroom tests will be reviewed by the Fairfax County Public School System.
While the subject is part of the AP curriculum, it was not designed by the College Board, which oversees the nation’s Advanced Placement courses, and “is at odds with the AP content and format,” the board said in a tweet.
Winsome Earle-Sears, a Republican deputy governor of Victoria, also criticized the question’s assumptions about liberals and conservatives. “Such testing will cause division in schools, demoralize society and prevent unity.”
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