Skip to comments.Philadelphia city council wants socialism taught in schools
Posted on 10/27/2013 5:07:59 PM PDT by mandaladon
Philadelphia city council members have approved a resolution that calls for socialist historian Howard Zinns book A Peoples History of the United States to be taught in public high schools.
The resolution was backed by council members Jim Kenny and Jannie Blackwell, who believe that Zinns far-left socialist vision of American history is currently missing from high school textbooks.
Howard Zinns A Peoples History of the United States emphasizes the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history; not simply the version retold by those powerful enough to ensure history remembers their actions in a positive light, regardless of the truth, the resolution states. The power to set curriculum is in the hands of the school district superintendent and board, meaning that the resolution is little more than a strong recommendation. Still, Kenny and Blackwell believe a message must be sent that Philadelphia students need formal instruction in recognizing privilege and inequality.
Council does hereby recognize the need for students to be taught an unvarnished, honest version of U.S. history that empowers students to differentiate between moments that have truly made our country great versus those that established systemic inequality, privilege, and prejudice which continue to reinforce modern societys most difficult issues, the resolution states.
Zinns book is lauded in far-left circles, but many conservative thinkers believe his self-described history is really social activism masquerading as fact. Former Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels believed strongly that the book had no place in K-12 classroomsan opinion that landed him in trouble with liberal academics when he started his new job as president of Purdue University.
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Like Zinn, Councilwoman Blackwell defended the Castro regime.
Castro did not do everything wrong, or he would not have lasted so long, she said in a statement to CBS............Liberal logic
Socialism should most certainly be taught in schools. Look how many people foolishly voted for a socialist in 2008
As if its not.
I’d like to see the constitution and federalist papers taught in schools.
Including the mass murder?
I guess Rush Revere is going to make on the list.
I went to public school ages ago. We didn’t have history, we had “Social Studies.” And our text was Howard Zinn. I was just a kid, but I thought it was boring as hell and stupid as hell. What little I recall of it was all about tariffs going up and down. History it was not.
Someone please remind me:
What city did the Continental Congress meet in?
What American city is where the LIBERTY BELL is currently located?
WTF is going on there?
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I’ve never read Zinn’s horrible little book, but from what I’ve read the summary is: white people bad, non-white people good. Someone tell me if I’m wrong.
Teaching anti-Americanism in High School.
Evil. No other word for it.