The Right to Education
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.
Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Educational
Proposed by: Meekinos
Description: The World Assembly,
Acknowledging the importance of education as a contributing factor to self and community betterment;
Understanding the importance of an individual’s growth through continual learning;
Believing that equal opportunity learning will better the community as a whole;
Further acknowledging a nation’s right to an education system that is custom tailored to its needs;
Mandates that Member States shall:
a) Not restrict the pursuit of learning for its citizens;
b) Promote learning and education within its borders;
c) Ensure affordability for its citizens if it has a user-pay system, so that even the lowest income earners are able to send their children to school and return to school in order to better themselves, without incurring a burdensome debt;
d) Create its own national standards for teachers to ensure a reasonable level of competence;
e) Establish a standard curriculum for its students based on its own needs and future goals;
f) Ensure that the tools needed for learning are made available to all;
g) Not force a citizen to end their education upon reaching age of majority.
Whereas no formal government funded educational system exists, Member States shall:
a) Allow its citizens to pursue their education abroad;
b) Allow for the private sector to provide education.
Emphasises that this Resolution does not affect a member state’s right to have:
a) Religious schools and religious teaching;
b) Vocational schools with specific focuses;
c) Academic schools at primary, secondary and post-secondary levels;
d) Home-schooling systems;
e) Any other form of educational system;
f) Any level of government to control the education system.
co-authored with Charlotte Ryberg