No More President’s Day? Teachers Union Removes Materials From Website

  • The National Education Association removed its resources on Presidents Day from its websites in 2020, according to a Daily Signal review of the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. Three years later, the teachers union still has not updated the page.
  • The resources, last saved on June 17, 2020, included lesson plans celebrating “the lives of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, their contributions to the United States, and the lives and contributions of all our 45 Presidents.”
  • Now, the Presidents Day resources site yields a “Page not found” result, instead referring users to NEA’s resource library. The library includes Black History Month lessons from Learning for Justice, the education branch of the Southern Poverty Law Center; a report on how teachers can advocate for abortion services; resources for teaching about Indigenous people; an article about implicit racial bias; and posters, bookmarks, and stickers for celebrating “banned” books.
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