WHEREAS, each unit within the NAACP is mandated to have a standing Education Committee; and
WHEREAS, it is the primary responsibility of the Education Standing Committee to work towards ensuring that all students have access to a high quality education; and
WHEREAS, 93% of the education resources are provided at the state and/or local level; and
WHEREAS, the NAACP's national education strategic initiative, the NAACP Call for Action in Education calls on governors to develop a five-year plan to reduce the education-related racial disparities in their states by 50%; and
WHEREAS, governors are expected to begin submitting their Education Equity Plans in 2004 and State Conferences are responsible for working on behalf of the NAACP to monitor the implementation of the Education Equity Plans; and
WHEREAS, the implementation of the Equity Plan will impact districts and NAACP units across the state making it increasingly important to have an effective and efficient line of communication among the State Conference, Branch, College Chapter, and Youth Council Education Committees.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that effective November 1, 2004, the State Conference Education Committees shall be comprised of, but not limited to, all NAACP Education Chairs within the state; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the State Conference Education Committees shall meet at least twice a year, with at least one meeting being an "in-person" meeting, to develop the state's Annual Education Action Plan, provide training to Education Chairs, as well as report on education campaigns; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that in the year of the 50th Anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board decision, NAACP units make a more vigilant effort to coordinate advocacy campaigns, recruit members, execute the national plan, and galvanize the resources to ensure equity in education in their service area.