Whereas, there have recently been numerous proposals for federal assistance to education, at primary and secondary, levels as well as to higher education, and

Whereas, many of these proposals would allow direct financial assistance to sectarian educational institutions as well as to other public, and private institutions,

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the NAE reaffirm its confidence in the transcending validity of the principle of separation of Church and State as declared in our federal and state constitutions, and urge its legislative representatives to protect this principle by refusing to support, any measure which would, allow public financial assistance to sectarian institutions.