NCAE Core Values & Mission Our Mission, Our Vision NCAE’s mission is to be the voice of educators in North Carolina that unites, organizes and empowers members to be advocates for education professionals, public education and students. Our vision is an equitable quality public education for every child. Our core values include: • Equal Access: We value equal access to a quality education that is adequately and equitably funded. • Diversity: We value a just society that respects the worth, dignity, and equality of every child. • Collective Action: We value an informed membership that works collaboratively to advance and protect the rights, benefits, and interests of education professionals. • Professionalism: We value the expertise and judgment of education professionals and believe it is critical for student success. We maintain the highest professional standards and expect the status, compensation and respect due all professionals. • Shared Responsibility: We value a collaborative community of members and staff who share the responsibility of achieving NCAE’s goals. NCAE is governed by its members. All elections are based on the one-person, one-vote principle. Nominations are open to all members, elections are by secret ballot, and ethnic-minority representation is guaranteed. Local Associations and the NEA, “the world’s largest democratic, deliberative body,” are similarly governed.
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The NCAE Professional Resource Guide is one of many resources available to members of NCAE.