WHEREAS, state budget cuts have become a widespread occurrence across the nation, affecting K-12 education and higher education; and
WHEREAS, these cuts have the greatest impact on disadvantaged students, within most school districts that have high numbers of low-income and minority students receiving less state funding than other districts; and
WHEREAS, there has been a proven correlation between race and the quality of education with the majority of minorities receiving their education in sub-par environments; and
WHEREAS, the importance of education is evident through level of education attained having a positive correlation with level of income; and
WHEREAS, the mission of the NAACP is to ensure the educational equality of rights of all persons.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP strongly condemns the widespread cuts in various state education budgets across the nation associated with an increase in tuition at publicly funded higher education institutions and a decrease in financial resources for public schools; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the NAACP direct all of its Units to take an oppositional stance to these detrimental state education budget cuts; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the NAACP and its Units take necessary steps to alleviate the results of past implemented cuts and work through the legislative and electoral process to prevent further unfavorable state budget cuts to education in future fiscal years.