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Legislative Amendment 1 (2018)
Adopted As Modified

Section: IDEA Special Education

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NEA supports

  • reduction of class size and case load and the appropriate levels of educational support professionals and staff commensurate with the added responsibility of providing appropriate educational services to students with disabilities;

Legislative Amendment 2 (2018)
Adopted

Section: Voice in the Workplace

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NEA opposes

  • the exclusion of teachers from the minimum salary threshold that applies to salaried workers classified as “learned professionals” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA);

Legislative Amendment 3 (2018)
Withdrawn

Section: High Quality Public Education

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NEA supports

federal resources to provide universal [enhance the availability and quality of public school] child care and early education programs, including preschool and before- and after-school programs.

Legislative Amendment 4 (2018)
Adopted

Section: Assessments

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NEA supports

  • legislation that allows assessments that use a sample-based methodology, similar to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), to meet the federal accountability standards.

Legislative Amendment 5 (2018)
Defeated

Section: Judiciary

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NEA supports

  • a judicial code of conduct for the Supreme Court justices.

Legislative Amendment 6 (2018)
Adopted

Section: Good Public Policy

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NEA supports

  • legislation to protect students’ personally identifiable information and ensure students’ data privacy.

Legislative Amendment 7 (2018)
Adopted

Section: High Quality Public Education

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NEA supports

  • science education that is based solely on scientific theory, empirically collected evidence, scientific methodology, and/or consensus within the scientific community.

Legislative Amendment 8 (2018)
Adopted

Section: High Quality Public Education

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NEA supports

federal programs to assist schools in educational reform and restructuring efforts that include educator, parental, and community engagement;

Legislative Amendment 9 (2018)
Withdrawn

Section: Fiscal Policy

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NEA opposes

  • federal tax revenue being spent on banking fees charged by for-profit banks.

New Business Item A (2018)
Adopted

The National Education Association will respond thoughtfully, swiftly, and forcefully in support of and in solidarity with immigrant families who are separated, incarcerated, or refused their legal right to request asylum due to the heartless, racist, and discriminatory zero-tolerance policies of the Trump administration. We will not waiver in our commitment to these families and will take the following actions:

  1. Proactively seek opportunities to coordinate and partner with immigration advocates and activists to add our voices to those demanding families be kept together during the immigration process and to prevent families from being incarcerated indefinitely.
  2. Inform our members of this racist policy of incarcerating children and families and the physical and emotional trauma that extended fear and stress cause to people, especially children. We will engage members at the local and state levels with resources, alerts, and opportunities to take action on immigration issues and effect positive changes in their schools and communities.
  3. Closely monitor legislation on immigration and analyze bills, regulations, and executive orders to determine their impact, intended and unintended. We will prioritize our advocacy for legislation that realizes the DREAM Act, does not separate families, and respects rights to due process. We will fight legislation that harms Dreamers, diminishes asylum claims, violates rights to due process, separates families, or threatens trauma in children.
  4. Call for a complete accounting of the children already taken from their families and those who may still be taken.
  5. Fight for reunification of children and parents and the immediate placement of families in the least-restrictive environments, including access to free and appropriate public education while awaiting processing.
  6. Provide appropriate legal support such as amicus briefs, legal analysis, and consultation with our partners on legal strategy to protect the dignity and human and civil rights of families, many of whom are indigenous natives.