AD/BC Debate

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The designations used to mark dates in history might get changed in favor of a more secular alternative.

Schools now use the markers A.D. and B.C., with B.C. referring to time before Christ’s birth.

But a proposal that the state's education board is considering will replace those markers with C.E. and B.C.E., which stand for "Common Era" and "Before Common Era."

Kentucky education officials say the change would help the state's students on national standardized tests, which use the new designators.

Some conservatives are outraged with the move, saying it's a way of hiding religion's role in civilization.

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