General Assembly Resolution # 276
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #230 “The Early Learning Act” (Category: Education and Creativity; Area of Effect: Educational) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
Sympathizing with the desire to promote education in all nations;
Realizing that demand among parents and guardians for early learning facilities as specified in Clause 1 of the target resolution, can be unreasonable, and the resolution provides no redress to ensure that the demand among parents and guardians that is fulfilled is reasonable and beneficial, thus opening avenues for abuse such as:
The use of early learning as a free long term care center,
The demand for excessive numbers of teachers, establishments, or other resources that the government cannot reasonably provide,
The demand to teach in sparsely populated areas or disaster zones in which it would be excessively onerous to provide access to early learning,
The teaching of children that are too young to benefit from early learning;
Further Realizing that the inability of a nation to meet every demand without subsequent deterioration of other priorities makes the target resolution improperly burdensome;
Understanding that conventional education is also important, and this resolution may force member nations to reduce necessary funds from conventional education in order to meet the demands for early learning;
Concerned that many of the guidelines established by the resolution are unnecessarily strict and lead to unintended consequences, notably:
Teaching styles differ by nation, by culture, and over time, and thus focusing on "five key areas" prohibit nations from specializing their programs to their individual needs,
The teaching of children with special needs, who may learn differently and need different guidance that is not recognized by the resolution and is restricted by the aforementioned "five key areas", which must be adhered to even when detrimental,
The requirement that early learning be held in "settings outside the home or family", which precludes the possibility of family members aiding in early learning;
Regretting that this resolution reduces standards of education in member nations;
Believing that individual nations can create and maintain their own early learning facilities to a much better standard if this resolution is repealed;
Hereby repeals GA #230, The Early Learning Act.