The state capital of Nebraska is named for Abraham Lincoln. Oddly, students may have to look outside the state’s school system if they hope to learn about him, and other exceptional American leaders, in the decades ahead.
A committee of 45 educators there is rewriting the state’s standards for teaching history, economics, civics, and geography. An initial draft of the new standards left out any mention of America’s Founding Fathers.
While a spokesperson for the Nebraska Department of Education insists that the Founders will be part of the final draft, school board member John Sieler still has concerns. “I do believe America is an exceptional nation, and we need to teach that,” he told Fox News. “We are the home of equality and freedom, and that’s why people come here.”