Federal Legislation
February 23, 2007

H.J.R. 29—Right to Public Education Amendment
110th Congress

Action Requested:
None at this time. HSLDA’s National Center is tracking this legislation, and we will send out a nationwide elert if action is necessary to oppose this legislation.

Background:
Official purpose: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the right of all citizens of the United States to a public education of equal high quality. This bill was first introduced in the 109th Congress, but died without any action.

Introduced: 2/13/2007 by Representative Jesse Jackson (D-2-IL)

Status:

2/13/2007Introduced as a joint resolution.
2/13/2007Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Bill Summary and Status: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:h.j.res.00029:

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposes this resolution because it would increase the federal government’s control over the education of all children.

 Other Resources

H.J.R. 29 (109th Congress)

H.J.R. 29 text (110th Congress)