War and Fireworks


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Mon, 07/04/2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Sharon Grant reads excerpts from the article "Rethinking the 4th of July" by Bill Bigelow, from the July 2, 2018 Zinn Education Project website. "Apart from the noise pollution, air pollution, and flying debris pollution, there is something profoundly inappropriate about blowing off fireworks at a time when the United States is waging war — and underwriting war — with real fireworks around the world... the yahoo of fireworks also turns an immensely complicated time in U.S. history into a cartoon of miseducation. Bill Bigelow is curriculum editor of Rethinking Schools magazine and co-director of the Zinn Education Project.

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