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Education Reporter
NUMBER 151 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS AUGUST 1998

NEA Lobbying Plans for 1998
& the 106th Congress include:
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  • A full partnership role for the federal government in assisting local public school districts and post-secondary institutions by redirecting national priorities in order to provide substantial increases in federal education funding.

  • Early childhood development and education services by certified personnel for all children, with access assured regardless of income.

  • Coordination with the public school system of those child care services delivered by nonpublic providers and assurance of standards of excellence, nondiscrimination, and the separation of church and state.

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

  • Federal programs to enhance school-based health programs.

  • Establishment and funding of programs to support safe, quality medical practices provided by professional/certified school nurses.

  • Direct federal assistance to enable public schools and colleges to provide Internet access for their students and employees.

  • A tax supported, single-payer healthcare plan for all residents of the U.S., its territories, and Puerto Rico.

  • The addition of the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution.

  • Reproductive freedom without government intervention.

  • Federal legislation to combat hate crimes, sexual harassment and violence against individuals.

  • Federal programs that provide public school educators with resources and materials to combat the rising growth of hate groups.

  • Federal legislation that emphasizes the development of multicultural/multilingual education programs in public schools.

  • Collaborative efforts by education and community leaders to implement local policies and incentives for in- and out-of-school programs to prepare youth for employment.

  • Comprehensive, community-based drug and violence-prevention programs that link community resources with schools, and integrate services involving education, vocational and job skills training and placement, law enforcement, health, mental health, community service, mentoring.

  • Partnerships of public schools/postsecondary education with government, labor, business, and community-based groups in development and implementation of job training and retraining programs.

  • Effective integration of guidance and counseling into the entire education experience.

  • Ending tax benefits to organizations that promote "hatred."

  • Passage of ENDA, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, to make discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation illegal.

  • Bilingual education and affirmative action programs.

  • Funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • A national holiday honoring Cesar Chavez.

  • The establishment and maintenance of federal wilderness areas, recreation areas, refuge areas, and designated local green areas.

  • U.S. participation in and equitable financing of the United Nations and related bodies.

  • 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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