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Education Reporter
NUMBER 139 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS AUGUST 1997
NEA Lobbying Instructions
for 1997 Include:

  • a full partnership role for the federal government in assisting local school districts and postsecondary institutions by redirecting national priorities in order to provide substantial increases in federal education funding

  • federal assistance for early childhood education programs

  • development and maintenance of health care programs for children

  • creation and maintenance of a national database on early childhood care and education programs

  • a tax-supported, single-payer health care plan for all

  • the addition of the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution

  • reproductive freedom without governmental intervention

  • the use of affirmative action

  • statehood for the District of Columbia

  • education of children of undocumented workers

  • grants to expand and implement guidance and counseling programs

  • funding for the National Endowment for the Arts

  • public financing for public broadcasting

  • a national holiday honoring Cesar Chavez

  • ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

  • ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child


 
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