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Teaching the Past To Improve the Future

Coshandra Dillard Learning for Justice
Despite a range of opposition, educators are committed to teaching honest history in their classrooms—and students are eager to learn.

The Fog of History Wars

David W. Blight The New Yorker
History is politics by other means, and we who care about it have to fight this war better and more strategically ourselves. We need history that can get us marching but also render us awed by how much there is to learn.

Will Trump's Last Fight be Against Howard Zinn?

Robert Cohen History News Network
Trump’s charge that Zinn makes students feel “ashamed” of their history is false. Zinn offers dramatic accounts of Americans resisting oppression, promoting not shame but pride in this ongoing and unfinished struggle for social justice.

The Real Irish American Story Not Taught in Schools

Bill Bigelow Zinn Education Project
Let’s make sure that our schools show some respect, by studying the social forces that starved and uprooted over a million Irish—and that are starving and uprooting people today.
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