We believe in the democratic principle of individual political and
religious freedom, the right of equality of social and economic
opportunity, and in the cooperative endeavor toward the development
of an American Society wherein the cultural resources, integrity and
dignity of every individual and group constitute basic assets of the
American way of Life.
We believe that as American Citizens we must assume our duties
and responsibilities and assert our rights and privileges in pursuit of
a fuller and richer civilization for our country.
We believe that education is the foundation for the cultural growth
and development of this nation and that we are obligated to promote,
protect and assure the right of our people to an education that is
in accordance with the best American educational principles and
standards; that we must deplore any infringement of this right
wherever it may occur and regardless of whom it may affect.
We accept that it is not only the privilege but the obligation of every
member of this organization to uphold and defend the rights and
duties vested in every American Citizen by the letter and spirit of
the Law of the Land.