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Individual Position Statements

National PTA Position Statements are official documents outlining the opinion, will, or intent of the association to address national problems, situations, or concerns that affect children and youth and require national action to seek resolution on the issue. National PTA has adopted hundreds of position statements on a wide variety of national education, health, and safety issues since its first convention in 1897.

Position Statement: Arts In Education

Position Statement: Child Safety and Protection

Position Statement: Citizenship and Equality

Position Statement: Development and Implementation of Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems

Position Statement: Education Emphasis

Position Statement: Elements of Comprehensive Health Programs

Position Statement: Environmental Health and Safety

Position Statement: Firearms

Position Statement: Gun Safety and Violence Prevention

Position Statement: Libraries and Educational Material

Position Statement: Mass Media

Position Statement: National Health Reform and Access to Care for Children, Youth, Families and Pregnant Women

Position Statement: Nutrition for Children and Families

Position Statement: Public Charter Schools

Position Statement: Recommendation on Corporal Punishment

Position Statement: Relationship of PTA to Educational Organizations

Position Statement: Role of Religion in Publicly Funded Educational and Social Services

Position Statement: School Facilities

Position Statement: Sevices for Undocumented Children

Position Statement: Shared Responsibility in Educational Decision Making

Position Statement: Teacher Negotiations, Sanctions, and Strikes

Position Statement: Teacher Preparation and Staff Development

Position Statement: The Principal, The School's Educational Leader

Position Statement: The Supreme Court Decisions on Prayer in Public Schools

Position Statement: U.S. Supreme Court Decision Regarding Segregation