More than 30 years of research has proven that
children do better when their parents involved both at home and at school:
Higher Grades: Kids whose parents are involved in their education get better grades and have higher test scores. And, the more parents are involved, the more their children seem to benefit.
Better Behavior: Kids develop better social skills and show improved behavior when their parents are involved. Kids are also less likely to skip school, are less disruptive in class, and are more likely to do their homework.
Improved Education: Research shows that parent involvement can help improve the quality of schools, raise teacher morale, and improve a school's reputation in the community. Involved parents gain the respect of teachers; as a result, teachers have higher expectations of children. And, children stay in school longer and are more likely to continue their education after high school.
As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.
PTA does not act alone. Working in cooperation with many national education, health, safety, and child advocacy groups and federal agencies, the national PTA organization collaborates on projects that benefit children and that bring valuable resources to its members