Suburban Denver student education protest grows

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DENVER (AP) — Around 1,000 young people from several suburban Denver high schools participated in a demonstration opposing a new set of high school history standards proposed by a conservative-led school board.

It's the latest in a series of protests against a plan to focus class material on topics that promote patriotism and respect for authority while discouraging civil disorder.

Most of the young protesters gathered at a busy intersection for about three hours Wednesday afternoon, chanting "Education without limitation!" and waving signs and American flags.

Later, about 75 students walked out after meeting with Jefferson County school Superintendent Dan McMinimee about the proposal.

The protests began Friday with a sick out that shut down two schools by teachers upset over the plan and other issues.

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