Proposed Changes to NEA Resolutions for the 2014 Representative Assembly
C-25. COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL HEALTH, SOCIAL, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Amend by deletion and addition on page 7, line 10, of the committee’s report:
The National Education Association believes that to promote health and wellbeing every
child student, preK through higher education, should have direct and confidential access to comprehensive health, social, and psychological programs and services.
Referred to the Resolutions Committee as Modified
C-40. EFFECT OF POVERTY ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Amend by addition to Resolution C-40:
The National Education Association believes that poverty affects a child’s ability to develop necessary academic and life skills. Society must provide high quality educational opportunities for all children. The Association also believes that local, state, and federal governments must provide adequate and equitable resources, including transportation as needed, and funding to support educational programs for students affected by poverty.
The Association further believes that the widening gap between the richest and poorest people is unacceptable. The Association believes a living wage for all full-time workers is a basic right. In order to ease the effects of poverty on our students, the Association supports state and local association decisions to endorse or otherwise support initiatives that seek to compensate full-time workers to meet their basic needs and to reduce dependence on governance assistance.
The Association further believes that all education professionals play a crucial role in providing high quality educational experiences. For educators to empower students to experience optimal results, social programs that alleviate poverty in our communities must accompany educational programs.
D-14. SUPERVISION OF EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Amend by deletion and addition on page 9, lines 8-9, of the committee’s report:
Education institutions should adopt policies, standards, and guidelines for the staffing and hiring of qualified extracurricular personnel
who receive ongoing training, providing them with ongoing training.