JOBS, EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE
STRENGTHENING PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN AMERICA’S CITIES
WHEREAS, the Mayors Conference on Public Schools -- held in Washington, DC May 6-7, 1998, continued to build upon a series of U.S. Conference of Mayors events focusing on mayoral commitment to public schools; and
WHEREAS, in particular mayors discussed how they can exhibit leadership in setting the public school agenda and the importance of partnerships and support of the private sector, police, education community, community-based organizations and federal and state entities; and
WHEREAS, an agenda for action was drafted which includes specific recommendations for five key areas:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors adopt as its policy the action agenda included in Strengthening Public Schools in America’s Cities, the report produced by the Washington meeting; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors continue efforts to improve and ensure the quality of public education as a priority activity in the coming year.
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