• Every child is entitled to a high quality education - regardless of socioeconomic status or community of residence
  • Teachers should be supported in all school environments
  • Teaching is both a science and an art
  • Teaching qualifies as a profession and ideally as a calling
  • High-functioning schools benefit from a vibrant community of support
  • Voices from multiple perspectives create rich opportunities to remove barriers to success
  • Educators and families share the responsibility for student achievement
  • Higher education institutions must prepare future teachers to be successful in the classroom by developing cultural competencies as well as an understanding of social-emotional learning, pedagogy, and assessment practices