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National PTA's 2021-2023 Public Policy Platform

As the nation's oldest and largest child advocacy association, National PTA is committed to ensuring that our nation enacts legislation that supports each and every child.

National PTA advocates on Capitol Hill for every child with one voice. View National PTA’s Public Policy Priorities for the 117th Congress.

Policy Briefs

Find National PTA's positions on a variety of important topics affecting children across the country below:

Public Policy Priorities Letter

Family Engagement in Education


Family engagement has been at the heart of National PTA's mission since the association's founding in 1897.

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Federal Investments in Education


The long-term success of our nation depends on quality federal investments in our education system.

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Gun Safety and Violence Prevention


No parent should fear for the safety of their child every time they leave home.

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Child Nutrition


Healthy children learn better and are more productive—both in and out of the classroom.

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Safe, Supportive and Inclusive Schools


Every student can reach their full potential when the school environment is one in which they feel truly valued.

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Investing in School Infrastructure


The average school building is over 44 years old. Now is the time for the federal government to invest in our school facilities.

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