There is a lot of concern over the excluding of America's founding fathers in proposed new Nebraska standards for Social Studies.
That concern may have been a bit premature. Bob Evnen is a member of the State Board of Education, District 8 and says what people are commenting on is a very early preliminary draft that is focused more on concepts and themes relative to America's development a country.
Evnen says the founding fathers along with other historical figures and dates will be part of future rewrites of the standards. Evnen is speaking for himself and not as a spokesman for the Board of Education when he says the goal is to make students aware of the unique genius of America.
In early drafts many historical figures and dates were excluded. Changes have been also made to eliminate language on some issues. For example, an early draft indicated global warming was a fact, not a theory.
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