The NEA will develop and seek support for a U.S. constitutional amendment requiring that the United States provide all students with what in New York state, for example, is “A Sound Basic Education.”  Said language can be modeled after what some state constitutions provide and can be used in the courts to ensure that our students are guaranteed the funding they need to succeed. Once developed, candidates seeking the NEA’s support can be asked if they will support said amendment.


Just as in some state constitutions, the United States Constitution should provide for our students’ education.


Phil Rumor - NY

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $32,000.