WHAT?: Socialist History Curriculum Gets Approval Of Philidelphia City Council

By Cheryl K. Chumley, The Washington Times

City council members in Philadelphia have  given the go-ahead to a  resolution to allow a socialist historian’s view of  America, via his “A  People’s History of the United States,” to be part of the  public  high  school curriculum.

The book, by Howard Zinn, looks at  American history through the  lens of the working people, and of women and  minorities, and tracks the  various social movements — including the advent of  labor unions — that  have shaped government reform and policy.

The resolution passed by the local governing body stipulates that the  book  “emphasizes” the role of these segments of society, “not simply  the version  retold by those powerful enough to  ensure history remembers  their actions in a positive light, regardless of the  truth,” The Daily  Caller reported.

The resolution still needs the approval of the superintendent and school  board for the curriculum to be adopted.

Read more at Washington Times

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