National PTA’s priorities complement PTA’s mission of advocating for services and policies that benefit children, educating parents to be advocates for their children, and engaging community members in support of public education.

Parent Involvement

Studies continue to show that regardless of the economic, ethnic, or cultural background, parent involvement in a child’s education is a major factor in determining success in school.

Safe and Nurturing Environments

National PTA supports initiatives that foster a safe and supportive school climate, including violence prevention measures, delinquency prevention initiatives, class-size reduction efforts, counseling programs, and health and welfare reforms that meet the needs of underserved children and families.

Support for Public Education

Strengthen public education for our nation’s children through advocacy and promotion, and engaging community members in support of public education.

To find out more about national issues, visit the Take Action section of the National PTA website.