Support for Integrated Education 1972 General Resolution

WHEREAS, there is a need to redefine the concept of integrated quality education in terms of the needs of students of all socioeconomic, racial, and nationality backgrounds; and

WHEREAS, our intent must be to provide quality education for everyone and not to destroy the identity of ethnic groups by renaming schools, by replacing minority group principles or teachers, or by ignoring minority groups in curricula; and

WHEREAS, busing is not the main issue but is only one instrument which in some circumstances may be useful in bringing about quality education for all; and

WHEREAS, Blacks and other minority groups must share decision-making power (community-control) in educational and other matters affecting their lives; and

WHEREAS, all levels of government have responsibility for equalizing educational resources made available to all students, with provision for extra resources in cases of special need;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association urge full support of all means leading to integrated quality education including the equitable distribution of resources; fully integrated staffing; curricula including the history, culture, and problems of all minorities, such as Blacks, American Indians, Chicanos, Eskimos and Orientals; any necessary bus transportation whether or not across jurisdictional boundary lines; bring to the attention of member societies the continuing need for Unitarian Universalist leadership in every community if a just and democratic society is to be attained and urges that the various communities affected participate in the decision-making process in redefining quality education, examining the intent, and identifying the best instruments to be used to achieve it.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the 1972 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association opposes President Nixon's proposed Moratorium on Student Transportation and opposes all efforts in the Congress to attach the so-called "anti-busing" amendments to the Higher Education Emergency School Assistance Act; and further opposes House Joint Resolution 620, the so-called "anti-busing" constitutional amendment