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Proposed Children's 'Bill of Rights'

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All children have the right to:

A healthy, secure, nurturing infancy and early childhood;

A free, sound, basic education;

An education appropriate for his or her needs;

An education which respects their culture, race, socioeconomic background, and the language4of their home;

Schools and educational programs which are effective;

Educational programs which prepare them for jobs, for college, for family life, and for citizenship in a democracy;

The resources needed to secure their educational rights;

Pursue their education in school buildings which are clean, safe, and in good repair;

Pursue their education without fear;

An education which involves responsibilities as well as rights.

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