Since the Greater New England Alliance of Black School Educators is an affiliate chapter of
THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE of BLACK SCHOOL EDUCATORS,
the purpose and functions of an Affiliate must be in concert with those of the
National Alliance of Black School Educators.

PREAMBLE

The National Alliance of Black School Educators(NABSE) affirms the inherent worth, dignity and educability of Black people. NABSE challenges forces, which obstruct the achievement, development, and educational opportunities of youths and adults. Black children throughout the world encounter problems that are directly related to their minority group status. It is the mission of NABSE to enhance and facilitate our education.

Black educators and others directly and indirectly involved in the educational process must develop the necessary structures through which they can meet, share ideas and focus sharply on the problems which they and their students face.

The National Alliance of Black School Educators will analyze and apply shared knowledge to the eradication of problems which stand as obstructions to quality education for all children and particularly Black children.

FUNCTIONS SHALL BE TO:

a. work to eliminate racism and rectify the effects of racism in education

b. significantly raise the academic achievement level of all students and to place particular emphasis on that type of learning, which builds positive and realistic self-concepts among Black students; establish and promote the degree of awareness, professional expertise and commitment among Black educators necessary to enhance and contribute to the efforts of other educators and community persons.

c. provide an avenue for recruiting school personnel, black personnel specifically, to offer specialized training to perspective chief school officers via development of courses through cooperative programs with school systems and institutions of higher education; cultivate resource personnel equipped to assist the Black educators in dealing with special problems which may arise in the areas of deficient finance, integration, student concerns, decentralization, community involvement, teacher unions, etc.

d. meet and share ideas, proven programs and effective techniques for demonstrating the Black youth can achieve irrespective of socioeconomic conditions; provide resources and data banks for educators on proven educational programs; exchange information on methods of obtaining funds from federal, state, and private sources to support educational programs in the schools.

e. develop and promulgate positions on key educational issues which affect the education of students and impact public policy.