Editor’s Note: This piece from The Huffington Post labels Howard Zinn a “liberal historian.” In truth, Zinn is neither a liberal nor an historian. He is an unapologetic radical whose “historical work” is only ideology masquerading as scholarship. Genuinely liberal historians are quick to dismiss him (see Sam Wineburg’s “Where Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History’ Falls Short“). Nevertheless, Zinn’s book has gone largely mainstream over the past 30 years; in the process, the mainstream of American education has become increasingly radicalized.
(From The Huffington Post):
Mitch Daniels: I Just Wanted To Keep Kids From Reading Howard Zinn
By Tom LaBianco
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University President Mitch Daniels on Friday stood by his efforts to keep liberal historian Howard Zinn’s work from being taught in Indiana schools, saying the actions he took while governor were meant to keep the book out of the hands of K-12 students.
Meanwhile, the university’s board of trustees threw their support behind the former politician, approving a $58,000 bonus to reward him for his first six months on the job.
Daniels told reporters after a meeting of the board that a statement he made as governor that Indiana should “disqualify the propaganda” he saw being used in Indiana’s teacher preparation courses was meant only to keep Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States” from being taught in the state’s K-12 classrooms. READ MORE HERE