Resolutions

Public Education

WHEREAS, the foundations of American democracy have been buttressed by the historic loyalty of the great body of our public school teachers, and our society has benefited greatly through our traditional practices of freedom of inquiry and thought in all the educational disciplines; Therefore, Be It

RESOLVED: That the Union of American Hebrew Congregations in convention assembled denounced the irresponsible attacks on our public school systems by exaggerating the small number of subversive teachers out of all proportion to the true facts; And Be It Further

RESOLVED: That, while boards of education should not employ or retain in our public schools Communist or subversive teachers, misuse of investigative procedures shoud not be countenanced. Whether conducted by legislative committees or school boards, investigations in our public schools should be conducted in a spirit of fair play, solely as a search for the truth and without abuse of the constitutional rights of the witnesses.

 

Year Adopted: 
1953