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Arkansas gotta Arkansas
https://zinnedproject.org/2017/03/arkansas-bill-bans-zinn-schools/

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As reported in the Arkansas Times, pending legislation would 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." The bill, submitted by Representative Kim Hendren (R), can be read in full here.

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 defends the right of teachers in Arkansas to use materials by and about Howard Zinn. To date, there are more than 250 teachers in Arkansas who have signed up to access people's history lessons from the Zinn Education Project website. Please fight censorship and support the teaching of people's history with a donation today.

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A Bill
For An Act To Be Entitled
8 AN ACT TO PROHIBIT A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT OR OPEN-
9 ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FROM INCLUDING IN
10 ITS CURRICULUM OR COURSE MATERIALS FOR A PROGRAM OF
11 STUDY BOOKS OR ANY OTHER MATERIAL AUTHORED BY OR
12 CONCERNING HOWARD ZINN; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
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15 Subtitle
16 TO PROHIBIT A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT OR
17 OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL
18 FROM INCLUDING IN ITS CURRICULUM OR
19 COURSE MATERIALS FOR A PROGRAM OF STUDY
20 BOOKS OR ANY OTHER MATERIAL AUTHORED BY
21 OR CONCERNING HOWARD ZINN.

This will no doubt go the way book bannings usually go.  Cue hordes of edgy Arkasas teens racing to get their hands on A People's History of the United States

  • osmanthus
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Re: Arkansas gotta Arkansas
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Who the fuck is Howard Zinn?
Truth is out of style

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  • osmanthus
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From a quick scan of that, he sounds well worth reading.
Truth is out of style

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he is.
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor