This toolkit is designed to help child advocates speak up for the health and well being of all children. Use this resource for everything from writing your legislators to scheduling Capitol Hill visits—even to reach out to the media. - more
Stop Cuts to Classrooms
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 Sept. 30, 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 on Oct. 1, 2017.
PTA Advocacy Changes Lives
Politics is always personal. After all, what could be more personal than creating a better future for your children? As we look to the future, we honor the legacies of PTA founders Phoebe Apperson Hearst, Alice McLellan Birney and Selena Sloan Butler by sharing the stories of present-day mothers, fathers and families who are changing the lives of children each and every day.
In celebration of National PTA’s 120th anniversary, this publication features the issues, stories and impact PTA advocates have had over our long history.
Why PTA Advocacy Matters
An extension of PTA Advocacy Changes Lives, the “Why PTA Advocacy Matters” series on the Our Children Magazine showcases the personal stories of PTA members who are changing lives across the country through their advocacy efforts.