The recent controversy in Oklahoma over the teaching of Advanced Placement (A.P.) U.S. History has brought lots of heat among some. It has also, though, brought some thoughtful reflections from Robert Tracy McKenzie, historian at Wheaton College, IL.
McKenzie is a self-described theological and political conservative. (He left a prestigious post at University of Washington, a state-sponsored institution of higher education, for one at Wheaton College, a much smaller but evangelical Protestant-sponsored institution of higher education.)
His blog reflections on the Oklahoma controversy are measured and thoughtful–and they might surprise at least some, given his self-description. As a historian and a fellow Christian, I commend them to you: WHAT IS HISTORY FOR? MORE THOUGHTS ON THE A.P. HISTORY CONTROVERSY | Faith and History.