Public Policy

National PTA has a rich history and tradition of advocating for our children. The National PTA's Legislative Checklist for the 115th Congress outlines the policy priorities National PTA and its constituent associations believe are critical to ensuring all children reach their highest potential. The checklist features the following policy areas:

  • Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Federal Investments in Education
  • Early Learning and Childhood Education
  • Child Health and Safety
  • Gun Safety and Violence Prevention
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Education Technology and Student Data Privacy
  • Postsecondary Access and Opportunity

The priorities are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Timeliness of issue (Is it being considered before Congress and the administration?)
  • Opportunities for National PTA to provide leadership and expertise to Congress
  • Alignment to National PTA’s mission
  • Ability to achieve meaningful policy change that will produce positive results for children and their families