"As representatives of a professional organization and as individuals within that organization, the Board of Directors sees the comprehensive mathematics education of every child as its most compelling goal.
By "every child," we mean every child--no exceptions.
We are particularly concerned about students who have been denied access to education opportunities for any reason, such as language, ethnicity, physical impairment, gender, socioeconomic status, and so on. We emphasize that "every child" includes--
. learners of English as a second language and speakers of English as a first language;
. members of underrepresented ethnic groups and members of well-represented groups;
. students who are physically challenged and those who are not;
. females and males;
. students who live in poverty and those who do not;
. students who have not been successful and those who have been successful in school and in mathematics.
The Board of Directors commits the organization and every group effort within the organization to this goal."