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124th Morrison Congress

2nd Session
S. 124-0
Title of the Bill:

Compulsory and Equal Education Act

Main Author(s):

Sen. Alice Hsiao, Rep. Joanna Cho (NY

Co-Sponsor(s):
BE IT ENACTED BY THE MORRISON CONGRESS
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SECTION 1: Findings
Congress makes the following findings:
1) A great job, a good social reputation are few of the many benefits of
being an educated person. Education is a must for a promising and secure
future and a stable life. (II)
2) Education is important in life because it gives people the skills and
tools they need to navigate the world. (I)
3) Without education, people would not be able to read, write, calculate
or communicate. They would also not be able to perform jobs competently,
accurately and safely. (I)
4) Education also teaches people about the world in which they live,
including information about history, philosophy and culture. (I)
5) From school years 1990–91 through 2004–05, the number of children
and youth ages 3–21 who received special education services increased
from 4.7 million, or 11 percent of total public school enrollment, to 6.7 million,
or 14 percent of total public school enrollment. Both the number and
percentage of students served under IDEA declined from 2004–05 through
2011–12. There was evidence that the number and percentage of students
served leveled off in 2012–13 and 2013–14. By 2013–14, the number of
students served under IDEA was 6.5 million, or 13 percent of total public
school enrollment. (III)
SECTION 2: Purpose
The purpose of this bill is to establish 12 years of compulsory education for all U.S.
citizens, regardless of which form of education parents or guardians choose.
SECTION 3: General Provisions
This bill will establish 12 years of compulsory education for all U.S. citizens, starting
from every minor at the time this bill becomes law. Parents and guardians will be
solely responsible for which type of education children will receive. Choices
include, but are not limited to, homeschool, private school, public school, charter
school, special-needs centers, etc.
Education is, without a doubt, crucial for the nation’s growth. Also, every child should
have an equal opportunity in their education. Requiring 12 years of education will
ensure both a better-informed and better-skilled population, as well as provide
the less educated with a more equal standing compared to their better-educated
counterparts.
Furthermore, every child is unique in the way they best learn. Some thrive in
homeschooled settings while others thrive in private and specialized schools, and

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still others, especially those with special needs, require unique and customized
care. Rather than forcing every child to receive a single way of education that will
only unfairly benefit the few, parents or guardians will have the freedom to
choose which type of education their child will receive. This way, each child will
not only be more educated but also receive equal educational opportunities.
SECTION 4: Definitions
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Works Cited:
I.
https://www.reference.com/education/education-important-life-2c3b80038e953b9f
II.
http://listsurge.com/top-15-reasons-education-important/
III.
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/indicator_cgg.asp