Sunday, July 31, 2016

Seattle Schools Community Forum: National PTA Survey

Seattle Schools Community Forum: National PTA Survey:

National PTA Survey


The National PTA is currently conducting a survey of members.  It asks a few early questions about how members use PTA and then asks about what members know about "advocacy" work.

They then ask about interest in webinars on


  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  • National PTA's Advocacy Toolkit
  • Common Core standards
  • Special Education Toolkit
They aren't asking members for their input on these issues but rather, do members want to hear what PTA thinks.

Then they ask about the "2016 Election" and various activities. 

It's curious because they ask if members are interested in hosting a voter registration event "if your PTA was provided a guide/planning tool on how to do it."  I find that interesting because I honestly have not heard of many/any Seattle PTAs doing this.

Then they get to "National PTA Legislation Committee Focus."  They list:


  • mental health care access and early intervention 
  • lead in school water systems/playgrounds
  • climate change
  • pre-K teacher credentials
  • pre-K teacher pay scale
  • pre-K funding
  • kindergarten funding
  • recess
  • virtual charter schools
  • gun safety and violence prevention
Why so many pre-K issues?  I'm baffled on that one.  And virtual charter Seattle Schools Community Forum: National PTA Survey:

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