Summary: H.Con.Res.242 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.Con.Res.242. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/14/2003)

Calls on the Government of Saudi Arabia to ensure that its review of its education curriculum is thorough, objective, and public.

Urges the Government of Saudi Arabia to reform its education curriculum so as to promote tolerance, develop civil society, and encourage functionality in the global economy.

Expresses extreme disappointment with the slow pace of education reform in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Applauds the public statements by Crown Prince Abdullah; and urges him to implement policies that are consistent with his statements.

Urges the U.S. Department of State and other appropriate Federal agencies to work closely with the Government of Saudi Arabia on efforts to address issues related to education curriculum, textbooks, and teacher training.

Supports expanding and creating more cultural, academic, visitor, and other exchanges between the United States and Saudi Arabia, subject to appropriate security checks.

Requests the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization to encourage UNESCO to examine the educational system in Saudi Arabia and monitor the progress of the efforts to reform the education curriculum.