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Education Committee

We advocate for equitable local, state, and federal policies that establish education standards, allocate resources, and set priorities for education and workforce systems

College and workforce success

We support students getting the education and skills development they need, so they can be successful on the job or in an academic environment. College costs should be affordable. Forgiving student loan debt and decreasing the overall cost of college is an economic imperative.

Racial justice in education

We need strategies and investments that build accountability to advance the success of children of color. Black children deserve to experience culturally relevant, student-centered learning — not extreme punishments or hallways staffed with police officers. We work to expand policies and interventions that equip families and communities to better support their kids' needs in school.

An end to the school-to-prison pipeline

Police officers don't make schools safer. But police presence in schools does increase the likelihood that Black students will be introduced to the legal system and then remain in it. In 43 states and the District of Columbia, Black students are more likely to be arrested than other students while at school — often with devastating effects to the child and their life trajectory.

The Committee on Education shall:

(1) seek to eliminate segregation and other discriminatory practices in public education;
(2) study local educational conditions affecting minority groups;
(3) investigate the public school system and school zoning;
(4) familiarize itself with textbook material there from which is racially derogatory;
(5) seek to stimulate school attendance;
(6) keep informed of school conditions and strive to correct abuses where found;
(7) investigate the effects of standardized and high stakes testing practices;
(8) teacher certification;
(9) promote parental involvement in education; and
(10) aim to be a center of popular education on the race question and on the work of the Association

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