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EDUCATIONAL CONGRESS AT ATLANTA.
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NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION.
To elevate the character and advance the interests of the profession of teaching, and to promote the cause of popular education in the United States, we whose names are subjoined, agree to adopt the following:
This association shall be styled the National Educational Association.
Section 1. It shall consist of fifteen departments: The first, of School Superintendence; the second, of Normal Schools; the third, of Elementary Schools; the fourth, of Higher Instruction; the fifth, of Industrial Education; the sixth, of Art Education; the seventh, of Kindergarten Instruction; the eighth, of Music Education; the ninth, of Secondary Education; the tenth, of Business Education; the eleventh, of Child Study; the twelfth, of Physical Education; the thirteenth, of Natural Science Instruction; the fourteenth, of School Administration; and a National Council of Educatioc.
Section 1. There shall be three classes of members, namely, active, associate, and corresponding.
Sec. 2. Teachers and all who are actively associated with the management of educational institutions, including libraries and periodicals, may become active members. All others who pay an annual membership fee of two dollars may become associate members. Eminent educators not residing in America may be elected by the Directory to be corresponding members. The number of corresponding members shall at no time exceed fifty.
Sec. 3. All persons who have been members of the association for any two years previous to or including 1895 may be admitted to active membership without payment of the enrollment fee. Any person eligible may become an active member upon application indorsed by two active members, and the payment of an enrollment fee of two dollars and the annual dues for the current year.
All active members must pay annual dues of two dollars, and will be entitled to the volume of proceedings without "coupon” or other conditions. If the annual dues are not paid within the fiscal year, membership will lapse, and may be restored only on payment of the enrollment fee of two dollars and the annual dues for the current year.
Associate members may receive the volume of proceedings in accordance with the usual "coupon” conditions as printed on the membership certificate.
Corresponding members will be entitled to the volume of proceedings without the payment of fees or other conditions.
Sec. 4. The names of active and corresponding members only will be printed in the volume of proceedings, with their respective educational titles, offices, and addresses, to be revised annually by the Secretary of the association.
Section 1. The officers of this association shall consist of a President, twelve Vice Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Board of Directors, a Board of Trustees, and an Executive Committee, as hereinafter provided.
Sec. 2. The Board of Directors shall consist of the President of the National Educational Association, First Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and one additional member from each state, territory, or district, to be elected by the association for a term of one year, or until their successors are chosen, and of such Life Directors as are now (July 10, 1895,) in office. The President of the National Educational Association, First Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees shall constitute the Executive Committee.
Sec. 3. The elective officers of the association shall be chosen by ballot, unless otherwise ordered, on the third day of each annual session, a majority of the votes cast being necessary for a choice. They shall continue in office until the close of the annual session subsequent to their election, and until their successors are chosen, except as hereinafter provided.
Sec. 4. Each department shall be administered by a President, Vice President, Secretary, and such other officers as it shall deem necessary to conduct its affairs; but no person shall be elected to any office of any department, or of the association, who is not, at the time of the election, a member of the association.
Sec. 5. The President shall preside at all meetings of the association and of the Board of Directors, and shall perform the duties usually devolving upon a presiding officer. In his absence, the first Vice President in order who is present shall preside; and in the absence of all Vice Presidents a pro tempore Chairman shall be appointed on nomination, the Secretary putting the question.
Sec. 6. The Secretary shall keep a full and accurate report of the proceedings of the general meetings of the association and all meetings of the Board of Directors, and shall conduct such correspondence as the Directors may assign, and shall have his records present at all meetings of the association and of the Board of