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Philadelphia City Council Calls For Requiring Zinn's 'People's History' In High School

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Here's an except of the non-binding resolution:

Calling upon the Philadelphia School District to make Howard Zinn's best-selling book "A People's History of the United States" a required part of the high school U.S. history curriculum as Philadelphia City Council recognizes the need to expose students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of United States history than is typically found in traditional textbooks that often ignore the influence that people of color, women, and the working-class had in shaping our nation's history. 

The resolution was introduced by Councilmembers Jim Kenney and Jannie Blackwell.

Read the whole resolution, as it was introduced, here:

Resolution No. 13074600.pdf