The latest controversy over Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, brought on by proposed legislation from Arkansas State Rep. Kim Hendren, is at an end. The bill died in committee, so Zinn — and everything by or about him — is still allowed (by state law anyway) in Arkansas public school curricula.
#SaveIMLS; Howard Zinn; and student journalism about transgender restrooms
Government officials charged with overseeing public education may frame these attempts at censorship in terms of their pedagogical responsibilities, so it is important to see how these attempts differ from the appropriate use of responsible selection by professional educators and librarians.
Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States,” “Eleanor and Park,” and Net Neutrality
Legislation just proposed in Arkansas this week would ban books by or about Howard Zinn from all public schools in the state. The bill, submitted by Representative Kim Hendren, would prohibit any public school district or charter school from including anything written by the controversial Boston University professor between 1959 and his death in 2010.
Gay “Captain Underpants”; Milo Yiannopoulos; Open Carry in Libraries; and current challenges to “A People’s History of the United States,” “The Color Purple,” “The Bluest Eye,” “The Kite Runner,” “The Catcher in the Rye,” “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” “Stuck in the Middle,” and “The Glass Castle”