Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Banning historian Howard Zinn?; Ashley Wells, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

On March 1, 2017, Arkansas Representative Kim Hendren (Republican) introduced Bill HB1834 to prohibit any publicly supported schools in Arkansas “from including in its curriculum or course materials any books or other material authored by or concerning Howard Zinn.”

Politicians and school districts in Tucson, Arizona, and Indiana have also targeted Howard Zinn’s books.

This is not the first attempt to ban books by Howard Zinn in public schools. In 2010, Governor Mitch Daniels tried a similar move in Indiana. In 2011, A People’s History of the United States was removed from schools in Tucson, Arizona, as part of the ban on Mexican American Studies.
The Zinn Education Project (ZEP), a collaboration between Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change, responded by offering a free book by Howard Zinn and A People’s History for the Classroom to any... More
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