Furthermore, an entire spin-off industry has developed for adapting Zinn’s version of history for the lower grades. Publisher Seven Stories claims that Zinn’s A Young People’s History, for ages 10 and up, is their best-selling backlist title. A plethora of lesson materials is offered to teachers through the Zinn Education Project.
From its opening image, Rogue State proceeds to dismiss the idea that the Cold War was a conflict between nuclear superpowers or a contest between totalitarianism and freedom. Instead Rogue State presents the Cold War as the concoction of a single omnipotent power – a power whose ends are predatory and evil – able to [...]
The last few months have been full of conservatives railing against the anti-American attitude that is all too present in the wildly successful 3D sensation Avatar. Once the hype over that film dies something will have to take its place; what if there was a film about ACORN? As interesting as such a film could [...]
Bill Maher’s HuffPo Column: “Firing All the Teachers May Feel Good–We’re Americans, Kicking People When They’re Down is What We do”
Not long ago I wrote “Save a School-Fire a Teacher?” about a failing school district that fired all of its teachers in response to the outrageous demands from the teacher’s union.
Bill Maher has a different take on the situation. Maher writes in the Huffington Post:
“Fire the bad teachers, hire good ones from some undisclosed location, and [...]
Let me join David Swindle in saying that you owe it to yourself to read Jamie Glazov’s warm and gripping tribute to his father, Yuri Glazov, a scholar and dissident who stood up to the Soviet machine even as it moved to crush him.
David writes, “Jamie has finally written the kind of piece I’ve been [...]