Use in Schools – A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

Some of the Schools and School Districts around the country using Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States in the curriculum:

The School District of Philadelphia Assigns the Book to Highschool students.

Constitution High School assigns the first three chapters to students taking 11th grade AP US History as summer reading ahead of the course.

As part of the school district’s “Read for Your Life” Campaign for Literacy, Bartram High School included A People’s History on a reading ‘Wish List.’

Miami-Dade County Public School System

Ronald W. Reagan/Doral High School Cambridge AICE Social Sciences 2014 Summer Reading List AICE American History (11th Grade)

MAST @ FIU Biscanye Bay Campus AP US History 2015-2016

MAST @ FIU Biscanye Bay Campus AP Government & Politics: US

Miami Northwestern Senior High School United States History

TERRA Environmental Research Institute (Secondary School) Social Sciences and TV Production

Los Angeles Unified School District

East Los Angeles Performing Arts Academy at Estaban E. Torres High School 11th Grade History

Abraham Lincoln High School Complex Thematic Units Humanitas

The Humanitas Academy of Art and Technology 11th Grade History

Belmont High School attendance area within the Pico Union community of Los Angeles PERFORMING ARTS AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY 10th Grade World History, English and Design

Belmont High School attendance area within the Pico Union community of Los Angeles School of Social Justice 11th Grade

Seattle Public Schools lists Zinn’s website among its Global Education Curriculum Resources

America’s founding principles: fairness and respect for authority and rules

From the New York State Department of Education’s Common Core Standards 2014-2015 for social studies in the 2nd Grade:

The United States was founded on
democratic principles (dignity for all,
equality, fairness, respect for authority
and rules.
Government is established to protect the
rights of citizens, promote fairness, and
keep people safe.

Compare this with the text of the Declaration of Independence regarding founding principles and the purpose of government:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men…