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General Assembly: Repeal "Access to Science in Schools"

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Repeal "Access to Science in Schools"
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal
Resolution: GA#48
Proposed by: Auralia

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #48: Access to Science in Schools (Category: Education and Creativity; Area of Effect: Educational) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: Affirming the purpose of GAR #48, "Access to Science in Schools", namely to ensure that all students have access to a quality education in the sciences,

Noting that the target resolution requires that all schools that receive government aid include peer-reviewed science in their curricula,

Remarking that the term "school" includes institutions of higher learning,

Recognizing that many institutions of higher learning do not include peer-reviewed science in their curricula as it is irrelevant to the material being taught, such as:

  • graduate schools teaching law and business,
  • vocational schools teaching the vast majority of trades, such as locksmithing, piano tuning or tailoring, and
  • arts schools teaching the visual or performing arts,

Emphasizing that in many nations, such institutions are attended exclusively by students who have already received substantial instruction in the sciences as part of their primary and secondary education, but who have ultimately chosen to specialize in another area,

Acknowledging that such institutions receive government funding in certain nations, placing them under the purview of the target resolution,

Concluding that the target resolution's requirements are completely impractical and inappropriate for such institutions,

Recommending that any replacement resolution simply mandate that all member nations provide students with a quality science education rather than micromanaging the affairs of particular schools,

The General Assembly,
Repeals GAR #48, "Access to Science in Schools".

Voting Ends: in 3 days 9 hours

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