Along with other IB parents who believe it is vital that our children have a firm understanding of history to keep, as Churchill stated, "those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it," I am writing on all our behalfs to urge your administration to reinstate at the very least the APUSH class and rethink your focus in this area.
At a time when progressive groups are working hard to revize and demean our great nation's history, there can be no valid reasoning for our County's brightest students to not be offered the opportunity to learn from where we've come and what makes the USA so unique, with all of it's warts, while still being the most sought after place in the world.
Many of us moved to Clay because its school system reflected our conservarive values and we believe it is much more important for these students to know the "why" than the "where" in their educational foundation of history and social studies (plus have the opportunity to earn college credit that the AP clssses provided).
We believe this to be important on so many levels so we therefore expect a prompt response. My number is below if you wish to contact me.
Rod D. Swartz
Parent of IB Student Mark Swartz '15