Hundreds of Arkansas Teachers Request Howard Zinn’s A People’s HistoryHistorians in the News
tags: Howard Zinn, A Peoples History
High school students in Batesville, Arkansas, wrote to their state senator and tweeted their public protest.
Maybe you’ve heard: Legislation just proposed in Arkansas would ban books by or about Howard Zinn from all public schools in the state. The bill, submitted by Representative Kim Hendren (R), can be read in full here.
In solidarity with Arkansas educators and students, the Zinn Education Project will send a book by Howard Zinn and A People’s History for the Classroom to any Arkansas teacher who requests them. This offer is made possible by donations from individuals and from publishers, including Haymarket Books, Seven Stories Press, The New Press, Beacon Press, and HarperCollins.
Already, 700 middle and high school teachers and school librarians have sent requests and more continue to come in. There has been widespread national news coverage of the story, including on WBUR, Melville House, Boston Magazine, Common Dreams, and more. ...
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