EDUCATION CURRICULUM determines what our children learn about history, science, mathematics, and every other subject. Issues arise concerning historical interpretation, facts and events that are emphasized in U.S. history, methods used to teach math, scientific truth, reading instruction, and a variety of other contentious issues. Choice of curriculum also impacts textbook selection and adoption. Methods inherent in curricula have a profound impact on the efficiency of the education system.
Advanced Placement U.S. History courses are taken by many college-bound high school students and can potentially count as college credit. Their content, and the test that determines if a student gets credit are determined by the College Board, the same entity that constructs and administers the SAT college entrance exam.