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
PTA position statement on the importance of arts programs in schools
Position Statement: Citizenship and Equality
PTA Position Statement emphasizing the importance of civil rights.
Position Statement: Development and Implementation of Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems
Statement that National PTA supports legislation and policy decisions to enable state and local development and implementation of teacher and principal evaluation systems.
Position Statement: Education Emphasis
PTA Position Statement regarding school choice, school report cards, assessment and testing, and other issues.
Position Statement: Elements of Comprehensive Health Programs
Statement that National PTA believes that health is based on the quality of life of the whole child—emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual.
Position Statement: Environmental Health and Safety
PTA Position Statement advocating for environmental education programs and elimination of environmental pollutants.
Position Statement: Firearms
Statement that National PTA supports federal restrictions on firearms for the safety and protection of children and youth.
Position Statement: Gun Safety and Violence Prevention
PTA Position Statement that supports federal efforts to protect children and youth from gun violence, and advocates restricting access to guns from persons who may endanger public safety.
Position Statement: Libraries and Educational Material
PTA Position Statement addressing a person's right to use a library and selection of instructional/library materials in schools.
Position Statement: Mass Media
PTA Position Statement addressing technological advances that affect the welfare of children.
Position Statement: National Health Reform and Access to Care for Children, Youth, Families and Pregnant Women
PTA Position Statement advocating the needs of children, families and pregnant women should come first as health care is reformed.
Position Statement: Nutrition for Children and Families
PTA Position Statement on nutritional requirements for children.
Position Statement: Public Charter Schools
PTA position statement on public charter schools and PTAs within these charter schools.
Position Statement: Recommendation on Corporal Punishment
PTA Position Statement encouraging the use alternatives to corporal punishment.
Position Statement: Relationship of PTA to Educational Organizations
PTA Position Statement on the organization's relationship with public school groups.
Position Statement: Role of Religion in Publicly Funded Educational and Social Services
PTA Position Statement on religious instruction
Position Statement: School Facilities
PTA Position Statement on the impact of school facilities on student success.
Position Statement: Shared Responsibility in Educational Decision Making
PTA Position Statement on the impact of community input on school policies.
Position Statement: Teacher Negotiations, Sanctions, and Strikes
PTA Position Statement on the organization's role in negotiations.
Position Statement: Teacher Preparation and Staff Development
PTA Position Statement on funding for teacher and staff development programs.
Position Statement: The Principal, The School's Educational Leader
PTA Position Statement on the role of principals.
Position Statement: The Supreme Court Decisions on Prayer in Public Schools
PTA Position Statement on prayer in schools.
Position Statement: U.S. Supreme Court Decision Regarding Segregation
PTA Position Statement on desegregation.