[KS] Distortions by SAT and AP test prep

Mark Peterson markpetersonemeritus at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 02:11:25 EDT 2020

And -- I should have mentioned the report on the SAT is at minute post
31:07 -- sorry, I should have helped you find it in the hour+ long news

Mark Peterson

On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 11:28 PM Mark Peterson <
markpetersonemeritus at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have had the following news spot from the Korean TV station JBTV
> forwarded to me.  The report shows the SAT and AP World History prep books
> have some Chinese-biased distortions in their statements and maps.  The
> general thrust of the books is to imply greater suzerainty over Korea than
> was historically true.
> Here we go again.  Koreanist excluded from the textbook projects.
> There was a textbook a few years ago that referred to Mimana, a Japanese
> colony in Korea in early historic times.  It seems that when the textbook
> editors find an "Asian" expert for the Asian sections of the textbooks, the
> chances of getting Korea's story told from a Japanese or Chinese
> perspective is the default.
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to79pgcMM6c
> If you would like to add your voice to those who are writing the College
> Board, the parent organization of the SAT and AP World History test, please
> click on this link, fill in the form, and let them know that distortions
> about Korean history should not be included in their test prep books.
> https://collegeboard.tfaforms.net/21
> As Peter, Paul and Mary used to sing, "When will they ever learn? When
> will they ever-er learn?"
> best to you all -- stay safe,
> Mark Peterson
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