The Washington Alliance of Black School Educators (WABSE) affirms the inherent worth, dignity and educability of African-American people. The Alliance challenges forces which obstruct the achievement, development, and educational opportunities of African-American youth and adults. African-American students throughout Washington State encounter problems that are directly related to their ethnic/cultural status.
African-American educators and others directly or indirectly involved in the educational process must develop the necessary structures through which they can meet, share ideas and focus sharply on the unique problems which they and their students face.
The Washington 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 students, particularly African-American students.
To work to eliminate and to rectify the effects of racism, harassment and sexism in education.
To 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 African-American students.
To establish and promote the degree of awareness, professional expertise and commitment among African-American educators to enhance and contribute to the efforts of other educators and community persons.
To provide financial and human resources for recruiting African-American school personnel, certified and supported personnel.
To provide training for all personnel to positively impact the education and socialization of African-American students.
To meet and share ideas, proven programs and effective techniques for demonstrating that African-Americans can learn.
To research and promulgate positions on key educational issues which affect African-American students as they relate to public policies.
You are cordially invited to join us, as we celebrate education. Please download and complete the short application form, enclose a check or purchase order for your annual membership dues ($60-General; $120-Institutional, $15-Student) and return the application to:
PO BOX 39112- Lakewood, WA 98496