To work for the welfare of school children, the advancement of education, and the improvement of instructional opportunities for all.
To cooperate with community organizations in interpreting the functions, problems, and progress in the public schools.
To encourage teachers to exercise their rights and privileges as citizens and to accept willingly leadership in civic affairs.
To develop and promote the adoption of such ethical practices, personnel policies, and standards of preparation and participation as mark a profession.
To enable members to speak with a common voice on matters pertaining to the education profession, and to present individual and common interests before the Boards of Education and other legal authorities.
To unify and strengthen the education profession, to secure and maintain competitive salaries, retirement, due process, professional and sick leave and to support professional work conditions.