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Daniels Says AP Report Not Correct

Purdue President Mitch Daniels
Purdue President Mitch Daniels

A report this week about Purdue President and former Governor Mitch Daniels’ alleged decisions to censor his opponents while he was governor.

The Associated Press report referenced emails uncovered by a Freedom of Information Act request.

The report says that in 2010, then-Governor Daniels sent a series of emails to top state education officials asking if books by historian and anti-war activist Howard Zinn were used in Hoosier classrooms.

Daniels reportedly said Zinn's book “A People's History of the United States” is a biased, untrue version of American history.

Daniels says the report took his comments out of context and that he never tried to regulate the use of Zinn's work in higher education but that Indiana law allows the state to oversee curriculum in public, K-12 education. As of last report the book in question is not being used.

 

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