Support for High-Quality Public Education

WHEREAS, AFSA and its members are committed to the highest-quality public education for all students; and

WHEREAS, public education is the foundation of our democracy, and where our students come to be educated in the fullest sense of the word, as citizens of this great country; and

WHEREAS, AFSA members strive on a daily basis to make every public school a place where we prepare the nation’s young people to contribute to our society, economy, and citizenry; and

WHEREAS, public schools open their doors to all students, regardless of race or economic background; and

WHEREAS, AFSA supports advancing equity and excellence in public education, as well as implementing continuous improvement and evidence-based practices; and

WHEREAS, AFSA supports stable, equitable, predictable and adequate funding for great public schools for every student in America; and

WHEREAS, AFSA believes that public tax dollars only should support public schools that are publicly governed and accountable to parents, educators, and communities;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the American Federation of School Administrators opposes local, state and federal funding being stripped from public schools and diverted to private schools that are unaccountable to the public; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that AFSA will hold local, state and federal lawmakers accountable for prioritizing support for strengthening our nation’s public schools, and providing the necessary funding for all children to receive a high-quality education, regardless of their zip code.