New Business Items
New Business Item 94 (2017)Adopted
The NEA supports sanctuary cities and schools and opposes any attacks and attempts to penalize and prohibit such sanctuaries. The NEA will publicize a program of support to help schools institute sanctuary programs for undocumented students and their families. Wherever possible, NEA members and local associations will take an active role in helping to create and defend sanctuary efforts.
New Business Item 95 (2017)Adopted As Amended
The NEA will stand against the deportations of our students and their families, and will publicize its support for legal and collective mass action to defend our families, our student’s families, and the tens of thousands of people facing deportation. The NEA, our members, and local associations will support efforts to save families’ unjustly threatened with deportation, and to bring an end to this cruel policy.
New Business Item 96 (2017)Adopted
The NEA will develop a toolbox of best practices for educators. The emphasis will be on educating children living in poverty-stricken/economically disadvantaged areas within the United States.
New Business Item 97 (2017)Adopted
NEA shall educate all members, using existing methods of communications, on the clause in the 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution related to crime and punishment and how application of that clause connects the 13th Amendment to the school-to-prison pipeline.
New Business Item 98 (2017)Adopted As Amended
The NEA will advocate for the removal or revision of developmentally inappropriate standards from state standards, including Common Core State Standards and alternative standards.
New Business Item 99 (2017)Other
Consolidated with NBI 77
NEA will educate and encourage its members to target every member of Congress on a continual basis urging them to support passage of legislation repealing the Government Pension Offset/Windfall Elimination Provision (GPO/WEP).
New Business Item 100 (2017)Other
Consolidated with NBI 22
Direct the PAC Council to determine a workable method for canvassing membership regarding their preference for President and publicizing the results prior to the recommendation by the PAC council for President of the U.S. in 2020.
New Business Item 101 (2017)Referred to the Executive Committee
The NEA RA directs the NEA to examine the economic effect of establishing a dues structure based on income for all members and report the cost effect on members.
New Business Item 102 (2017)Adopted
The NEA will support, through existing NEA communication channels, the actions taken by states to fight legislation that encourages the teaching of ideology and non-scientific alternatives to scientifically-accepted topics such as global climate change and evolution.
New Business Item 103 (2017)Referred to the Appropriate Committee
NEA use existing communications to promote opportunities and culturally-proficient resources available to teachers relocating to other states and coming in from other countries regarding the ethnic student population in that state/community.