TX NEA Resolutions Committee Members:

Bianca Zachary, Angela Garcia
ESP AT Large Members Karen Barnes-Ullrich and Sheila Walker

Definition of Resolution:

Resolutions are formal expressions of opinion, intent, belief, or position of the association. They shall set forth general concepts in clear, concise language, shall be broad in nature, shall state the positions of the association positively and without ambiguity, and shall be consistent with the goals of the Association as stated in the preamble of the constitution.


Citizenship & Rights- Bianca Zachary
Student Health, Welfare, and Rights – Angela Garcia
Group Rights- Shelia Walker

Leading Policy Issues

The committee may, in any given year, see policy interests directed toward one or two critical Association issues, and consequently may consider actions directed toward advancing policies that reflect current activities or initiatives experienced at the state or national level. This year we concentrated on Elimination of Discrimination. Resolutions and Amendments adopted at the Winter Meeting were in the areas of:

A — Serve as the national voice of education.
B — Advance the cause of education for all individuals
C — Promote the health and welfare of children and/or students
F — Protect the rights of education and other public employees and advance their interests and welfare, and promote, support and defend public employees’ right to collective bargaining
I — Promote and Protect Human and Civil Rights

The committee considered proposed items in the General Actions and Information category for winter work . There were 21 proposed amendments and 3 new Resolution items.

Adopted Items:
These were adopted to be presented to the Representative Assembly in July:

A-6. School Boards
B-69. Artificial Intelligence
B-80. School Library Media Programs
C-26. Family Stability for Children
F-66. Funding of Retirement Plans
F-68. Characteristics of Retirement Plans
I-25. Comprehensive Health Care

New Resolution

B. Artificial Intelligence

Open Hearing

Virtual Open Hearing on Proposed Resolutions
June 18 7:30-9:00 EDT