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The full text of the emails between former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and the Department of Education regarding the Howard Zinn controversy. Posted at AndyMarkle.com.

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  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 1/22 Andrew Markle <andymarkle@gmail.com> IDOE APRA Requests Katie Williams-Briles <kwbriles@doe.in.gov> Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 9:59 AM To: Andrew Markle <andymarkle@gmail.com> Dear Mr. Markle: Thank you for contacting the Indiana Department of Education (“Department”) to inquire as to the statuses of your August 5th and August 8th records requests. On August 5, 2013, you made the following records request of the Department: 1. Correspondence discussing Howard Zinn sent between Feb. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2010. Sent to and from Tony Bennett, Dale Chu, Zach Foughty, Ashley Gibson, Jon Gubera, Todd Huston, Will Krebs, Heather Neal and Stephanie Sample. 2. Correspondence between Todd Huston, David Shane and Scott Jenkins sent between Jan. 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011 discussing teacher licensing. 3. Correspondence between DOE staff and officials and Cam Savage, Ross McMullin, Peter Deputy, Eric Holcomb and/or Trent Hagerty sent between Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012. 4. Correspondence discussing Glenda Ritz sent between Jan. 1, 2012 and Nov. 5, 2012. Sent to and from Tony Bennett, Dale Chu, Zach Foughty, Ashley Gibson, Jon Gubera, Todd Huston, Will Krebs, Heather Neal and Stephanie Sample. 5. Correspondence involving Todd Huston, Cisco and TelePresence sent between August 1, 2010 and August 1, 2012. 6. Correspondence involving Tom LoBianco sent between May 4, 2011 and Nov. 5, 2012. Sent to and from Tony Bennett, Dale Chu, Zach Foughty, Ashley Gibson, Jon Gubera, Todd Huston, Will Krebs, Heather Neal and Stephanie Sample." On August 8, 2013 you made the following records request of the Department: “Inspect or obtain copies of public records that involve the APRA request filed with the Department of Education on by Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. I am requesting all APRA requests and their corresponding documentation (e.g.: letters, e-mails, phone logs, or other methods of communication disseminated) with the Department of Education regarding their story titled "Bennett's emails show dislike for Democratic opponent" published Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 12:24 a.m. at http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20130807/LOCAL04/130809595. Please provide any requests made between February 2, 2013 and August 8, 2013 as it relates to comments made by former Superintendent Tony Bennett and his use of Ms. Ritz's name in any correspondence.” To date, I have neither released any additional records to Mr. LoBianco nor have I received any formal records request from Ms. Niki Kelly. I have provided all records to you that were provided to Mr. LoBianco pursuant to his requests of the Department through “Public Records.” Note that Mr. LoBianco still has pending requests that have yet to be fulfilled or addressed by the Department, including the request you cite above. After careful review, it appears that the records requests exchange you reference (LoBianco & Kelly) occurred within the Department’s Communication’s Office. Attached are records responsive to Part #1 of
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 2/22 your August 5th, 2013 request. I have contacted the Department’s Communication Office and inquired as to records relative to the remainder of your August 5, 2013 request, as well as your August 8, 2013 records request. Once that information becomes available to me, I will contact you. Please do not hesitate to contact this office should you have any questions. Sincerely, Katie M. Williams-Briles Staff Attorney Indiana Department of Education ph: 317.232.6646 fax: 317.232.0744 kwbriles@doe.in.gov CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE This communication is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain information that is confidential, privileged, or otherwise exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient(s), the dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please contact the sender immediately and destroy all copies of the original message and any attachments. Receipt by anyone other than the named recipient(s) does not constitute a waiver of any applicable privilege. From: Andrew Markle [mailto:andymarkle@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, August 19, 2013 2:08 PM To: Katie Williams-Briles Subject: IDOE APRA Requests [Quoted text hidden] ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "MD" <md@gov.IN.gov> To: "Shane, David" <>, "Jenkins, Scott" <>, "Tony Bennett" <tb@doe.in.gov> Cc: "Todd Huston" <thuston@doe.in.gov> Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 12:44:54 -0400 Subject: Re: Howard Zinn Go for it. Disqualify the propaganda and highlight (if there is any)the more useful offerings. Don't the ed schools have at least some substantive PD courseware to upgrade knowledge of math, science, etc? From: David Shane <DShane@LDILTD.com>
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 3/22 To: MD; Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett <tb@doe.in.gov> Cc: Todd Huston <thuston@doe.in.gov> Sent: Tue Feb 09 11:38:17 2010 Subject: RE: Howard Zinn I’d nominate the state board, working off of the work of the IPSB just completed. We own the results, with Tony & DOE. Would be useful (& fun) to work with Teresa quietly to do a “what’s needed” list (subject matter knowledge plus results-focused pedagogy) & then “survey” each of the major institutions & see how it matches up. Would force to daylight a lot of the excrement. From: MD [mailto:md@gov.IN.gov] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:35 AM To: David Shane; Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston Subject: RE: Howard Zinn Sounds like we need a cleanup of what is credit-worthy in “professional development” and what is not. Who will take charge? From: David Shane [mailto:DShane@LDILTD.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:28 AM To: MD; Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston Subject: RE: Howard Zinn The intersection that addresses your question is a combination of Tony (IPSB) & Teresa (ICHE), with Tony owning the driving hand. Here is the current IU Bloomington School of Education undergraduate curriculum – scroll down through it -- it would be interesting to lay it up against what the Professional Standards Board just did (and in the process note courses that actually teach someone how to cause another to learn, assuming subject matter knowledge in the teacher) – the net result is not a lot of relevance; probably worse in the graduate school. http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iu/educ_ug/2008-2011/courses.shtml From: MD [mailto:md@gov.IN.gov] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:21 AM To: Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston; David Shane Subject: RE: Howard Zinn
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 4/22 This crap should not be accepted for any credit by the state. No student will be any better taught because someone sat through this session. Which board has jurisdiction over what counts and what doesn’t? From: Jenkins, Scott Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:18 AM To: MD; 'Tony Bennett' Cc: 'Todd Huston'; Shane, David Subject: RE: Howard Zinn On the good news front, I have been in contact with the core knowledge folks. They are excited about an opportunity to look at our standards compared to Core Knowledge. They are sending me the curriculum framework. Once we receive it, will work with the Department staff to schedule a call to discuss next steps with Hirsch’s folks. Oh, and this is why my children will not go to IU: Social Movements in Modern America: Labor, Civil Rights, and Feminism NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers, July 11-31, 2010 And yes NEH is: National Endowment for the Humanities. http://www.indiana.edu/~inst2010/institute_schedule.shtml Zinn along with other anti American leftist readings are prominently featured. Prima Facie evidence of why we need to change the incentive structure and content requirements of professional development for teachers. From the program guide Upon successful completion of the summer institute “Social Movements in Modern America: Labor, Civil Rights, and Feminism,” you will earn professional development points (PDPs or CEUs) according to the guidelines of your own school districts. An easy, online form will be available so that you can print your certificate. If needed, Indiana University also will provide a letter to your school district stating that you successfully earned credits.
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 5/22 S From: MD Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 10:54 AM To: Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston; Jenkins, Scott; Shane, David Subject: Howard Zinn This terrible anti-American academic finally passed away. The obits and commentaries mentioned that his book “A People’s History of the United States” is ‘the textbook of choice in high schools and colleges around the country.” It is a truly execrable, anti-factual piece of disinformation that misstates American history on every page. Can someone assure me that it is not in use anywhere in Indiana? If it is, how do we get rid of it before any more young people are force-fed a totally false version of our history? ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "MD" <md@gov.IN.gov> To: "Shane, David" <>, "Jenkins, Scott" <>, "Tony Bennett" <tb@doe.in.gov> Cc: "Todd Huston" <thuston@doe.in.gov> Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 12:44:54 -0400 Subject: Re: Howard Zinn Go for it. Disqualify the propaganda and highlight (if there is any)the more useful offerings. Don't the ed schools have at least some substantive PD courseware to upgrade knowledge of math, science, etc? From: David Shane <DShane@LDILTD.com> To: MD; Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett <tb@doe.in.gov> Cc: Todd Huston <thuston@doe.in.gov> Sent: Tue Feb 09 11:38:17 2010 Subject: RE: Howard Zinn I’d nominate the state board, working off of the work of the IPSB just completed. We own the results, with Tony & DOE. Would be useful (& fun) to work with Teresa quietly to do a “what’s needed” list (subject matter knowledge plus results-focused pedagogy) & then “survey” each of the major institutions & see how it matches up. Would force to daylight a lot of the excrement. From: MD [mailto:md@gov.IN.gov] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:35 AM To: David Shane; Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston Subject: RE: Howard Zinn
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 6/22 Sounds like we need a cleanup of what is credit-worthy in “professional development” and what is not. Who will take charge? From: David Shane [mailto:DShane@LDILTD.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:28 AM To: MD; Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston Subject: RE: Howard Zinn The intersection that addresses your question is a combination of Tony (IPSB) & Teresa (ICHE), with Tony owning the driving hand. Here is the current IU Bloomington School of Education undergraduate curriculum – scroll down through it -- it would be interesting to lay it up against what the Professional Standards Board just did (and in the process note courses that actually teach someone how to cause another to learn, assuming subject matter knowledge in the teacher) – the net result is not a lot of relevance; probably worse in the graduate school. http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iu/educ_ug/2008-2011/courses.shtml From: MD [mailto:md@gov.IN.gov] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:21 AM To: Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston; David Shane Subject: RE: Howard Zinn This crap should not be accepted for any credit by the state. No student will be any better taught because someone sat through this session. Which board has jurisdiction over what counts and what doesn’t? From: Jenkins, Scott Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:18 AM To: MD; 'Tony Bennett' Cc: 'Todd Huston'; Shane, David Subject: RE: Howard Zinn On the good news front, I have been in contact with the core knowledge folks. They are excited about an opportunity to look at our standards compared to Core Knowledge. They are sending me the curriculum framework. Once we receive it, will work with the Department staff to schedule a call to discuss next steps with Hirsch’s folks.
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 7/22 Oh, and this is why my children will not go to IU: Social Movements in Modern America: Labor, Civil Rights, and Feminism NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers, July 11-31, 2010 And yes NEH is: National Endowment for the Humanities. http://www.indiana.edu/~inst2010/institute_schedule.shtml Zinn along with other anti American leftist readings are prominently featured. Prima Facie evidence of why we need to change the incentive structure and content requirements of professional development for teachers. From the program guide Upon successful completion of the summer institute “Social Movements in Modern America: Labor, Civil Rights, and Feminism,” you will earn professional development points (PDPs or CEUs) according to the guidelines of your own school districts. An easy, online form will be available so that you can print your certificate. If needed, Indiana University also will provide a letter to your school district stating that you successfully earned credits. S From: MD Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 10:54 AM To: Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston; Jenkins, Scott; Shane, David Subject: Howard Zinn This terrible anti-American academic finally passed away. The obits and commentaries mentioned that his book “A People’s History of the United States” is ‘the textbook of choice in high schools and colleges around the country.” It is a truly execrable, anti-factual piece of disinformation that misstates American history on every page.
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 8/22 Can someone assure me that it is not in use anywhere in Indiana? If it is, how do we get rid of it before any more young people are force-fed a totally false version of our history? ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Jenkins, Scott" <scjenkins@gov.IN.gov> To: "Shane, David" <>, "MD" <>, "Tony Bennett" <tb@doe.in.gov> Cc: "Todd Huston" <thuston@doe.in.gov> Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 12:42:07 -0400 Subject: RE: Howard Zinn I second that nomination and agree. Logical next step to the recent work of the PSD. s From: David Shane [mailto:DShane@LDILTD.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:38 AM To: MD; Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston Subject: RE: Howard Zinn I’d nominate the state board, working off of the work of the IPSB just completed. We own the results, with Tony & DOE. Would be useful (& fun) to work with Teresa quietly to do a “what’s needed” list (subject matter knowledge plus results-focused pedagogy) & then “survey” each of the major institutions & see how it matches up. Would force to daylight a lot of the excrement. From: MD [mailto:md@gov.IN.gov] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:35 AM To: David Shane; Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston Subject: RE: Howard Zinn Sounds like we need a cleanup of what is credit-worthy in “professional development” and what is not. Who will take charge? From: David Shane [mailto:DShane@LDILTD.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:28 AM To: MD; Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston Subject: RE: Howard Zinn
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 9/22 The intersection that addresses your question is a combination of Tony (IPSB) & Teresa (ICHE), with Tony owning the driving hand. Here is the current IU Bloomington School of Education undergraduate curriculum – scroll down through it -- it would be interesting to lay it up against what the Professional Standards Board just did (and in the process note courses that actually teach someone how to cause another to learn, assuming subject matter knowledge in the teacher) – the net result is not a lot of relevance; probably worse in the graduate school. http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iu/educ_ug/2008-2011/courses.shtml From: MD [mailto:md@gov.IN.gov] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:21 AM To: Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston; David Shane Subject: RE: Howard Zinn This crap should not be accepted for any credit by the state. No student will be any better taught because someone sat through this session. Which board has jurisdiction over what counts and what doesn’t? From: Jenkins, Scott Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:18 AM To: MD; 'Tony Bennett' Cc: 'Todd Huston'; Shane, David Subject: RE: Howard Zinn On the good news front, I have been in contact with the core knowledge folks. They are excited about an opportunity to look at our standards compared to Core Knowledge. They are sending me the curriculum framework. Once we receive it, will work with the Department staff to schedule a call to discuss next steps with Hirsch’s folks. Oh, and this is why my children will not go to IU: Social Movements in Modern America: Labor, Civil Rights, and Feminism NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers, July 11-31, 2010 And yes NEH is: National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 10/22 http://www.indiana.edu/~inst2010/institute_schedule.shtml Zinn along with other anti American leftist readings are prominently featured. Prima Facie evidence of why we need to change the incentive structure and content requirements of professional development for teachers. From the program guide Upon successful completion of the summer institute “Social Movements in Modern America: Labor, Civil Rights, and Feminism,” you will earn professional development points (PDPs or CEUs) according to the guidelines of your own school districts. An easy, online form will be available so that you can print your certificate. If needed, Indiana University also will provide a letter to your school district stating that you successfully earned credits. S From: MD Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 10:54 AM To: Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston; Jenkins, Scott; Shane, David Subject: Howard Zinn This terrible anti-American academic finally passed away. The obits and commentaries mentioned that his book “A People’s History of the United States” is ‘the textbook of choice in high schools and colleges around the country.” It is a truly execrable, anti-factual piece of disinformation that misstates American history on every page. Can someone assure me that it is not in use anywhere in Indiana? If it is, how do we get rid of it before any more young people are force-fed a totally false version of our history? ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Jenkins, Scott" <scjenkins@gov.IN.gov> To: "Shane, David" <>, "MD" <>, "Tony Bennett" <tb@doe.in.gov> Cc: "Todd Huston" <thuston@doe.in.gov> Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 12:42:07 -0400 Subject: RE: Howard Zinn I second that nomination and agree. Logical next step to the recent work of the PSD.
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 11/22 s From: David Shane [mailto:DShane@LDILTD.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:38 AM To: MD; Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston Subject: RE: Howard Zinn I’d nominate the state board, working off of the work of the IPSB just completed. We own the results, with Tony & DOE. Would be useful (& fun) to work with Teresa quietly to do a “what’s needed” list (subject matter knowledge plus results-focused pedagogy) & then “survey” each of the major institutions & see how it matches up. Would force to daylight a lot of the excrement. From: MD [mailto:md@gov.IN.gov] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:35 AM To: David Shane; Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston Subject: RE: Howard Zinn Sounds like we need a cleanup of what is credit-worthy in “professional development” and what is not. Who will take charge? From: David Shane [mailto:DShane@LDILTD.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:28 AM To: MD; Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston Subject: RE: Howard Zinn The intersection that addresses your question is a combination of Tony (IPSB) & Teresa (ICHE), with Tony owning the driving hand. Here is the current IU Bloomington School of Education undergraduate curriculum – scroll down through it -- it would be interesting to lay it up against what the Professional Standards Board just did (and in the process note courses that actually teach someone how to cause another to learn, assuming subject matter knowledge in the teacher) – the net result is not a lot of relevance; probably worse in the graduate school. http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iu/educ_ug/2008-2011/courses.shtml
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 12/22 From: MD [mailto:md@gov.IN.gov] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:21 AM To: Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston; David Shane Subject: RE: Howard Zinn This crap should not be accepted for any credit by the state. No student will be any better taught because someone sat through this session. Which board has jurisdiction over what counts and what doesn’t? From: Jenkins, Scott Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:18 AM To: MD; 'Tony Bennett' Cc: 'Todd Huston'; Shane, David Subject: RE: Howard Zinn On the good news front, I have been in contact with the core knowledge folks. They are excited about an opportunity to look at our standards compared to Core Knowledge. They are sending me the curriculum framework. Once we receive it, will work with the Department staff to schedule a call to discuss next steps with Hirsch’s folks. Oh, and this is why my children will not go to IU: Social Movements in Modern America: Labor, Civil Rights, and Feminism NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers, July 11-31, 2010 And yes NEH is: National Endowment for the Humanities. http://www.indiana.edu/~inst2010/institute_schedule.shtml Zinn along with other anti American leftist readings are prominently featured. Prima Facie evidence of why we need to change the incentive structure and content requirements of professional development for teachers. From the program guide
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 13/22 Upon successful completion of the summer institute “Social Movements in Modern America: Labor, Civil Rights, and Feminism,” you will earn professional development points (PDPs or CEUs) according to the guidelines of your own school districts. An easy, online form will be available so that you can print your certificate. If needed, Indiana University also will provide a letter to your school district stating that you successfully earned credits. S From: MD Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 10:54 AM To: Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston; Jenkins, Scott; Shane, David Subject: Howard Zinn This terrible anti-American academic finally passed away. The obits and commentaries mentioned that his book “A People’s History of the United States” is ‘the textbook of choice in high schools and colleges around the country.” It is a truly execrable, anti-factual piece of disinformation that misstates American history on every page. Can someone assure me that it is not in use anywhere in Indiana? If it is, how do we get rid of it before any more young people are force-fed a totally false version of our history? ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "David Shane" <DShane@LDILTD.com> To: "MD" <>, "Jenkins, Scott" <>, "Tony Bennett" <tb@doe.in.gov> Cc: "Todd Huston" <thuston@doe.in.gov> Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 12:38:17 -0400 Subject: RE: Howard Zinn I’d nominate the state board, working off of the work of the IPSB just completed. We own the results, with Tony & DOE. Would be useful (& fun) to work with Teresa quietly to do a “what’s needed” list (subject matter knowledge plus results-focused pedagogy) & then “survey” each of the major institutions & see how it matches up. Would force to daylight a lot of the excrement. From: MD [mailto:md@gov.IN.gov] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:35 AM To: David Shane; Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston Subject: RE: Howard Zinn Sounds like we need a cleanup of what is credit-worthy in “professional development” and what is not. Who will
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 14/22 take charge? From: David Shane [mailto:DShane@LDILTD.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:28 AM To: MD; Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston Subject: RE: Howard Zinn The intersection that addresses your question is a combination of Tony (IPSB) & Teresa (ICHE), with Tony owning the driving hand. Here is the current IU Bloomington School of Education undergraduate curriculum – scroll down through it -- it would be interesting to lay it up against what the Professional Standards Board just did (and in the process note courses that actually teach someone how to cause another to learn, assuming subject matter knowledge in the teacher) – the net result is not a lot of relevance; probably worse in the graduate school. http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iu/educ_ug/2008-2011/courses.shtml From: MD [mailto:md@gov.IN.gov] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:21 AM To: Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston; David Shane Subject: RE: Howard Zinn This crap should not be accepted for any credit by the state. No student will be any better taught because someone sat through this session. Which board has jurisdiction over what counts and what doesn’t? From: Jenkins, Scott Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:18 AM To: MD; 'Tony Bennett' Cc: 'Todd Huston'; Shane, David Subject: RE: Howard Zinn On the good news front, I have been in contact with the core knowledge folks. They are excited about an opportunity to look at our standards compared to Core Knowledge. They are sending me the curriculum framework. Once we receive it, will work with the Department staff to schedule a call to discuss next steps with Hirsch’s folks. Oh, and this is why my children will not go to IU:
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 15/22 Social Movements in Modern America: Labor, Civil Rights, and Feminism NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers, July 11-31, 2010 And yes NEH is: National Endowment for the Humanities. http://www.indiana.edu/~inst2010/institute_schedule.shtml Zinn along with other anti American leftist readings are prominently featured. Prima Facie evidence of why we need to change the incentive structure and content requirements of professional development for teachers. From the program guide Upon successful completion of the summer institute “Social Movements in Modern America: Labor, Civil Rights, and Feminism,” you will earn professional development points (PDPs or CEUs) according to the guidelines of your own school districts. An easy, online form will be available so that you can print your certificate. If needed, Indiana University also will provide a letter to your school district stating that you successfully earned credits. S From: MD Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 10:54 AM To: Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston; Jenkins, Scott; Shane, David Subject: Howard Zinn This terrible anti-American academic finally passed away. The obits and commentaries mentioned that his book “A People’s History of the United States” is ‘the textbook of choice in high schools and colleges around the country.” It is a truly execrable, anti-factual piece of disinformation that misstates American history on every page. Can someone assure me that it is not in use anywhere in Indiana? If it is, how do we get rid of it before any more young people are force-fed a totally false version of our history?
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 16/22 ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "David Shane" <DShane@LDILTD.com> To: "MD" <>, "Jenkins, Scott" <>, "Tony Bennett" <tb@doe.in.gov> Cc: "Todd Huston" <thuston@doe.in.gov> Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 12:38:17 -0400 Subject: RE: Howard Zinn I’d nominate the state board, working off of the work of the IPSB just completed. We own the results, with Tony & DOE. Would be useful (& fun) to work with Teresa quietly to do a “what’s needed” list (subject matter knowledge plus results-focused pedagogy) & then “survey” each of the major institutions & see how it matches up. Would force to daylight a lot of the excrement. From: MD [mailto:md@gov.IN.gov] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:35 AM To: David Shane; Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston Subject: RE: Howard Zinn Sounds like we need a cleanup of what is credit-worthy in “professional development” and what is not. Who will take charge? From: David Shane [mailto:DShane@LDILTD.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:28 AM To: MD; Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston Subject: RE: Howard Zinn The intersection that addresses your question is a combination of Tony (IPSB) & Teresa (ICHE), with Tony owning the driving hand. Here is the current IU Bloomington School of Education undergraduate curriculum – scroll down through it -- it would be interesting to lay it up against what the Professional Standards Board just did (and in the process note courses that actually teach someone how to cause another to learn, assuming subject matter knowledge in the teacher) – the net result is not a lot of relevance; probably worse in the graduate school. http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iu/educ_ug/2008-2011/courses.shtml From: MD [mailto:md@gov.IN.gov] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:21 AM
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 17/22 To: Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston; David Shane Subject: RE: Howard Zinn This crap should not be accepted for any credit by the state. No student will be any better taught because someone sat through this session. Which board has jurisdiction over what counts and what doesn’t? From: Jenkins, Scott Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:18 AM To: MD; 'Tony Bennett' Cc: 'Todd Huston'; Shane, David Subject: RE: Howard Zinn On the good news front, I have been in contact with the core knowledge folks. They are excited about an opportunity to look at our standards compared to Core Knowledge. They are sending me the curriculum framework. Once we receive it, will work with the Department staff to schedule a call to discuss next steps with Hirsch’s folks. Oh, and this is why my children will not go to IU: Social Movements in Modern America: Labor, Civil Rights, and Feminism NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers, July 11-31, 2010 And yes NEH is: National Endowment for the Humanities. http://www.indiana.edu/~inst2010/institute_schedule.shtml Zinn along with other anti American leftist readings are prominently featured. Prima Facie evidence of why we need to change the incentive structure and content requirements of professional development for teachers. From the program guide Upon successful completion of the summer institute “Social Movements in Modern America: Labor, Civil Rights, and Feminism,” you will earn professional development points (PDPs or CEUs) according to the guidelines of
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 18/22 your own school districts. An easy, online form will be available so that you can print your certificate. If needed, Indiana University also will provide a letter to your school district stating that you successfully earned credits. S From: MD Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 10:54 AM To: Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston; Jenkins, Scott; Shane, David Subject: Howard Zinn This terrible anti-American academic finally passed away. The obits and commentaries mentioned that his book “A People’s History of the United States” is ‘the textbook of choice in high schools and colleges around the country.” It is a truly execrable, anti-factual piece of disinformation that misstates American history on every page. Can someone assure me that it is not in use anywhere in Indiana? If it is, how do we get rid of it before any more young people are force-fed a totally false version of our history? ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "MD" <md@gov.IN.gov> To: "Shane, David" <>, "Jenkins, Scott" <>, "Tony Bennett" <tb@doe.in.gov> Cc: "Todd Huston" <thuston@doe.in.gov> Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 12:34:34 -0400 Subject: RE: Howard Zinn Sounds like we need a cleanup of what is credit-worthy in “professional development” and what is not. Who will take charge? From: David Shane [mailto:DShane@LDILTD.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:28 AM To: MD; Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston Subject: RE: Howard Zinn The intersection that addresses your question is a combination of Tony (IPSB) & Teresa (ICHE), with Tony owning the driving hand. Here is the current IU Bloomington School of Education undergraduate curriculum – scroll down through it -- it would be interesting to lay it up against what the Professional Standards Board just did (and in the process note
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 19/22 courses that actually teach someone how to cause another to learn, assuming subject matter knowledge in the teacher) – the net result is not a lot of relevance; probably worse in the graduate school. http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iu/educ_ug/2008-2011/courses.shtml From: MD [mailto:md@gov.IN.gov] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:21 AM To: Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston; David Shane Subject: RE: Howard Zinn This crap should not be accepted for any credit by the state. No student will be any better taught because someone sat through this session. Which board has jurisdiction over what counts and what doesn’t? From: Jenkins, Scott Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:18 AM To: MD; 'Tony Bennett' Cc: 'Todd Huston'; Shane, David Subject: RE: Howard Zinn On the good news front, I have been in contact with the core knowledge folks. They are excited about an opportunity to look at our standards compared to Core Knowledge. They are sending me the curriculum framework. Once we receive it, will work with the Department staff to schedule a call to discuss next steps with Hirsch’s folks. Oh, and this is why my children will not go to IU: Social Movements in Modern America: Labor, Civil Rights, and Feminism NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers, July 11-31, 2010 And yes NEH is: National Endowment for the Humanities. http://www.indiana.edu/~inst2010/institute_schedule.shtml Zinn along with other anti American leftist readings are prominently featured.
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 20/22 Prima Facie evidence of why we need to change the incentive structure and content requirements of professional development for teachers. From the program guide Upon successful completion of the summer institute “Social Movements in Modern America: Labor, Civil Rights, and Feminism,” you will earn professional development points (PDPs or CEUs) according to the guidelines of your own school districts. An easy, online form will be available so that you can print your certificate. If needed, Indiana University also will provide a letter to your school district stating that you successfully earned credits. S From: MD Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 10:54 AM To: Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston; Jenkins, Scott; Shane, David Subject: Howard Zinn This terrible anti-American academic finally passed away. The obits and commentaries mentioned that his book “A People’s History of the United States” is ‘the textbook of choice in high schools and colleges around the country.” It is a truly execrable, anti-factual piece of disinformation that misstates American history on every page. Can someone assure me that it is not in use anywhere in Indiana? If it is, how do we get rid of it before any more young people are force-fed a totally false version of our history? ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "MD" <md@gov.IN.gov> To: "Shane, David" <>, "Jenkins, Scott" <>, "Tony Bennett" <tb@doe.in.gov> Cc: "Todd Huston" <thuston@doe.in.gov> Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 12:34:34 -0400 Subject: RE: Howard Zinn Sounds like we need a cleanup of what is credit-worthy in “professional development” and what is not. Who will take charge? From: David Shane [mailto:DShane@LDILTD.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:28 AM To: MD; Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston Subject: RE: Howard Zinn
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 21/22 The intersection that addresses your question is a combination of Tony (IPSB) & Teresa (ICHE), with Tony owning the driving hand. Here is the current IU Bloomington School of Education undergraduate curriculum – scroll down through it -- it would be interesting to lay it up against what the Professional Standards Board just did (and in the process note courses that actually teach someone how to cause another to learn, assuming subject matter knowledge in the teacher) – the net result is not a lot of relevance; probably worse in the graduate school. http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iu/educ_ug/2008-2011/courses.shtml From: MD [mailto:md@gov.IN.gov] Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:21 AM To: Jenkins, Scott; Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston; David Shane Subject: RE: Howard Zinn This crap should not be accepted for any credit by the state. No student will be any better taught because someone sat through this session. Which board has jurisdiction over what counts and what doesn’t? From: Jenkins, Scott Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 11:18 AM To: MD; 'Tony Bennett' Cc: 'Todd Huston'; Shane, David Subject: RE: Howard Zinn On the good news front, I have been in contact with the core knowledge folks. They are excited about an opportunity to look at our standards compared to Core Knowledge. They are sending me the curriculum framework. Once we receive it, will work with the Department staff to schedule a call to discuss next steps with Hirsch’s folks. Oh, and this is why my children will not go to IU: Social Movements in Modern America: Labor, Civil Rights, and Feminism NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers, July 11-31, 2010
  • 8/26/13 Gmail - IDOE APRA Requests https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6ac8b99cda&view=pt&search=inbox&msg=140baebd567da21f 22/22 And yes NEH is: National Endowment for the Humanities. http://www.indiana.edu/~inst2010/institute_schedule.shtml Zinn along with other anti American leftist readings are prominently featured. Prima Facie evidence of why we need to change the incentive structure and content requirements of professional development for teachers. From the program guide Upon successful completion of the summer institute “Social Movements in Modern America: Labor, Civil Rights, and Feminism,” you will earn professional development points (PDPs or CEUs) according to the guidelines of your own school districts. An easy, online form will be available so that you can print your certificate. If needed, Indiana University also will provide a letter to your school district stating that you successfully earned credits. S From: MD Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 10:54 AM To: Tony Bennett Cc: Todd Huston; Jenkins, Scott; Shane, David Subject: Howard Zinn This terrible anti-American academic finally passed away. The obits and commentaries mentioned that his book “A People’s History of the United States” is ‘the textbook of choice in high schools and colleges around the country.” It is a truly execrable, anti-factual piece of disinformation that misstates American history on every page. Can someone assure me that it is not in use anywhere in Indiana? If it is, how do we get rid of it before any more young people are force-fed a totally false version of our history? ... [Message clipped] View entire message