National PTA Advocating Efforts


Stop Cuts to Classrooms

Join PTA in our commitment to #StopCutsToClassrooms

Federal funding for public education programs has remained at 2% of the federal budget for decades, despite the increase in public school enrollment and the rising cost of education resources and services. This disparity between funding levels and actual costs means that the federal government has essentially enacted cuts to classrooms.The federal government’s deadline to fund the government for the next year is Dec. 8, 2017. If you would like the United States to have a strong economy powered by a well-educated workforce that can compete on the global stage, then stand with four million parents, teachers, students and community leaders as we demand that Congress #STOPCutsToClassrooms and invest more than 2% in public education before the next fiscal year 2018.

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2017

Find out more about the recent federal education law that replaced the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and what PTAs can do to ensure a successful implementation of  the new law. 

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6 Keys to Engaging Families in ESSA New!

National PTA has identified six critical ways states, school districts and schools should be engaging parents and families as part of ESSA or any new education initiative. Use the rubric on the back to evaluate how your state, school district and school are doing!

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Letters to Policymakers

National PTA regularly communicates with members of Congress and in the Administration about issues impacting children, families and schools. National PTA also joins with other education, civic, civil rights and advocacy organizations to amplify our collective messages to Congress and the Administration. 

View the latest letters to policymakers from National PTA. 

Academic Standards and Assessments

National PTA is pleased to offer a wealth of information and turnkey resources on college and career-ready academic standards and the new assessments

National PTA Advocacy Toolkit

Get step-by-step instructions for how to be heard by policy makers and the media. 

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