The Educators Association of District #143 ( E.A. of #143) is an affiliate of the Illinois Education Association and the National Education Association. Our objective is to promote within the teaching group the highest type of professional practices; to encourage active participation of all teachers in the solution of school problems: to urge every member of the profession to be a progressive student of education; and to arouse allegiance to a genuine spirit of professional ethics. We strive to encourage higher qualifications for entrance into the teaching profession; to promote teacher participation in school management; to aid in securing and maintaining adequate salaries, tenure, sound retirement systems, and such improvements in conditions as will enable teachers to function properly as vital factors in education progress. We aspire to promote, encourage, and assist other IEA organizations of teachers and to promote cooperation among such organizations and members thereof. We intend to aid in interpreting to the public the problems, the functions, and the steady progress of the public schools.