Priorities & Platforms
Learn about our short-term legislative priorities, as well as resolutions, legislative principles and National PTA positions.
Short-term Platform
Our Top 5 and other priorities for the 2013 and 2014 state legislative sessions. Please click on links to full positions and supporting policy papers.
  1. Advance Basic Education Reforms
  2. Fund Education First
  3. Closing the Opportunity Gaps
  4. Revenue for Kids
  5. Access to Highly Effective Teachers
        ALSO SUPPORTED – Listed alphabetically

Every two years, Washington State PTA votes in a Top 5 and designates other issues that it considers timely. The association has numerous positions that support the well-being and education of all children and this process helps us focus our advocacy.

In the off years, adjustments can be made to the two-year platform, but the Top 5 stay in place. A new platform will be voted on in October 2014.

WSPTA Top 5 History – A list of platform issues through the years

Long-term vision, short-term priorities

WSPTA’s advocacy positions include the short-term legislative platform, above, as well as:


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