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"Zinn taught me that people make history. I can, too."
----11th-grade student

While students and teachers testify to the positive impact of people's history, the right to learn that history has been under frequent attack for the past few years.

The governor of Indiana, now Purdue University president, Mitch Daniels, tried to have Zinn's work removed from classrooms. Daniels wrote his education lieutenants: "Can someone assure me that is not in use anywhere in Indiana? If it is, how do we get rid of it before more young people are force-fed a totally false version of our history?"

Students in Tucson watched as Rethinking Columbus and other people's history titles were removed from their classrooms
A People's History and refused to publish a response.

In each case, the Zinn Education Project has been at the forefront of responding to the attacks. We have played a leading role in making these stories public and defending the rights of teachers and students to teach and learn.
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"Under today's circumstances, one contribution  
is not enough, so here's another. Thank you  
Zinn Education Project for keeping our history  
from being smudged out--now more than ever."
----Kipp Dawson, middle school teacher

Upcoming Howard Zinn Read-Ins 
Scholars and activists are planning read-ins of Zinn's work, including at the campuses of  Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis on Nov. 4 and Purdue University on Nov. 5. 
The events will also symbolize the ongoing fight in the United States against the privatization of public education, attacks on teachers and teachers unions, and the need for real democracy in both schools and curriculum. Read more.
�  2013 The Zinn Education Project, a collaboration of Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change.   

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The goal of the Zinn Education Project is to introduce students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of United States history.
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