Welcome to the Education Commission Area of the California State PTA

The Education Commission focuses on Kindergarten through 12th grade public school issues. The commissioners encourage PTAs to actively participate at all levels of decision-making, from the school site, to local school boards, to state and federal government bodies. Members of the commission serve on many statewide committees addressing educational issues. Organization-wide advocacy goals for this term include:

  • Adequate funding for education to ensure every child has the opportunity to meet his or her full potential
  • Access to a full curriculum for every student that includes physical education, arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Within the Education Commission, our work will focus on these over-arching goals, including the following issues:

California Education Reports

California Educational Opportunity Reports
Race to the Bottom? California's Support for Schools Lags the Nation
Getting Down to Facts
"A Blueprint For Great Schools" – Superintendent of Public Instruction for California, Tom Torlakson
"A Blueprint for Reform: The Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act" – U.S. Department of Education
Ed Source Schools Under Stress Report

Parent Guides