programs in the curriculum of public schools.14. Expanding English as a Second Language (ESL) programs in areas with immigrant populations and non-English speaking persons.15. School health clinics that serve the basic needs of students including the distributionof and advice on methods of contraception. We further support voluntary counseling ondifferent issues concerning sexuality.16. Maintain a diverse student population Equal access to education (regional /socioeconomic / demographic equity).17. Educating a broad range of students, by keeping enrollment open, free of caps andfreeze outs.18. Realign our educational priorities to fit the Master Plan's vision of free, highlyaccessible public education.19. Support need-based scholarships for low and middle-income students, including CalGrants.20. Support University Health Services.21. Retaining a wide range of classes and fields of study.22. A fair wage and benefits for teachers and annual cost of living increases for all levelsof education23. The provision and adequate funding for the fine and performing arts, physicaleducation, health and sports sciences, and vocational and career and technical education programs in the curriculum of public schools
24. Mechanisms that help students, parents, educators, and the community to have asignificant voice in the education process25. Expanding English as a Second Language (ESL) programs in areas with immigrant populations and non-English speaking persons26. Property tax money for schools to be evenly distributed among the state schooldistricts.27. Education funding independent of economic cycles.28. Charter schools affiliated with the local school district. This can help foster community control, and better relationships with existing public schools.We Oppose:1. Any funding or voucher program that would withdraw funding from public schoolsand redirect it to private and/or parochial institutions.2. The imposition of unfunded mandates on our public schools by state and federalgovernment.3. The use of standardized testing as the primary basis for funding decisions and as alimiting qualification for promotion within and graduation from the public school system.4. Cuts to higher education funding, including the community college system and anyvocational program which effect quality, accessibility, affordability, and availability, or that reduce pay for faculty and staff.5. Cuts to K – 12 funding which effect quality, accessibility, affordability, andavailability, or that reduce pay for faculty and staff.6. Vouchers that take money from public schools and redirect it to private institutions.