IASA Platform

  • All students must be educated to their fullest potential.
  • The public school system must provide all students with the opportunity to develop skills and the desire to be life long learners.
  • The continuation of American democracy is predicated on an educated and participatory citizenry.
  • A quality education is essential for enlightened citizenship, purposeful employment, and meaningful life experiences.
  • Public school system graduates must be able to compete successfully in a global economy.
  • Public education must ensure and actively promote an appreciation for cultural diversity.
  • Schools must be safe environments.
  • All citizens must share in the responsibility to support a progressive and technologically advanced public school system.
  • The State has the primary responsibility for ensuring the adequate and equitable financing of the public school system
  • The appropriation of public funds for education should be limited to the public school system.
  • School administrators must always strive for an efficient system of quality educational programs and services.
  • All educators must work cooperatively to coordinate the talents of all involved in the process of teaching and learning.
  • Administrators must provide leadership and information to boards of education and other policy makers at the local/state and national levels.
  • Administrators must involve the whole community in the education of its children.
  • The school district superintendent is the educational leader of the school district and the community it serves.
  • The school district superintendent must promote ethnic, racial and gender equity.
  • The school district superintendent must assist parents in meeting their responsibilities as active participants in the educational process.
  • The school district superintendent must be an advocate for the employment and maintenance of a quality teaching and support staff.
  • A successful public school system begins with a strong working relationship between the board of education and superintendent.



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