Forty years ago this month, the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers (NCCPT) and the National Congress of Mothers united to form the National PTA, adapting the same mission they had operated under separately: to improve the education and well being of every child? Today, while many great accomplishments have been made there are still obstacles that we must conquer, both inside and outside of the classroom and across ethnic backgrounds. So at this year’s national convention there will be much to tackle:
- The nation’s K-12 public education system is in crisis.
- Our students lag behind compared to children in other countries in math and science – which is not a plus for their futures in a global economy and job market.
- And our schools also face widespread funding shortages, a childhood obesity epidemic and unbalanced academic standards all across the country.
Want to learn ways in which you can take a more hands on approach in your child’s education? You’re in luck, as during this webcast event you’ll have the opportunity to email your questions and have them potentially answered live during the event. Your readers can sign up to secure spots today by visiting: www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=69462
For more information visit www.pta.org. Find your local PTA and join today.
Be a voice, be a part of your community and most of all, be a part of your child's educational future.