Democrats for Public Education Resolution
Whereas Democrats for Public Education represents a diverse coalition of Democrats from all across the country who support public education;
Whereas Assuring Educational Access and Opportunity is one of the DMO's priority areas;
Whereas this effort has the support of elected Democratic officials, including Governors, Senators, and Representatives in Congress;
Whereas the effort is endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers, a group with which DMO has a collaborative relationship;
Whereas the Democrats for Public Education seeks to demonstrate broad-based support by Democrats in all levels of government around a core set of principles including:
Fulfilling our collective obligation to help all children succeed
Fighting for neighborhood public schools that are safe, welcoming places for teaching and learning
Ensuring that teachers and school staff are well-prepared, fully supported and have small class sizes as well as the time to collaborate to meet the individual needs of every child
Guaranteeing that all children have an engaging curriculum that includes art, music and physical education
Providing children access to wraparound services to meet their emotional, social and health needs
Working to provide school districts - particularly those serving the high concentration of student in need of extra services and support - with the resources required to provide all students with a world-class education
Making it clear that public education - for all children - is both an economic necessity and also a fundamental civil right;
Now therefore be it resolved that the Democratic Municipal Officials organization endorses this effort and encourages its members to become individual endorsers.
Further that DMO will publicize the Democrats for Public Education initiative within the DMO organization.