|NUMBER 175||THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS||AUGUST 2000|
NEA's Lobbying Goals Include |
Ratification of U.N. Treaties
The NEA's Legislative Program for 2000 supports funding for the "United Nations and similar agencies," specifically: |
At its annual convention in July, the union claimed credit for the federal government's $2.1 billion increase in education funding for FY 2000, including a $100 million increase in class size reduction funding to "keep on track" the hiring of 100,000 new teachers, and increases for Title I and after-school and special education programs.
The NEA listed block grant programs, voucher proposals and tax credit proposals for private or home schools as "continuing threats to quality public schools." The NEA's Legislative Agenda
Though the NEA's 2000 Legislative Program remains basically the same as the 1999 program (see Education Reporter, August 1999), the union will additionally lobby the 107th Congress for: