Laura’s Corner: Our Children Are Counting on Us

Copyright 2014 Lifetouch National School Studios, IncWelcome to my new corner of the blog!

I am honored to serve as the 54th president of National PTA and am excited about this opportunity to strengthen our mission to make every child’s potential a reality.

I look forward to connecting and working with you—our members—to achieve this goal.

PTA brings together families, educators, business and community leaders to solve the toughest problems and is a powerful voice for all children from schools and local communities to state legislatures and the halls of Congress.

We understand and believe that opportunity starts and ends with access to a great education, and as president, I want to diversify the association’s education platform and strengthen programs that support the whole child.

We can do this together by:

  • Advocating to make sure that all children have a safe place to live, learn and thrive
  • Working to enhance PTA’s STEM and early learning efforts and college and career programs
  • Diving deeper into health issues to meet every child’s physical, social and emotional needs
  • Ensuring that all families are engaged in education and PTA and are at the table to be a voice for their and all children

In Laura’s Corner, I will share my experiences as I visit communities across the country and meet the people who are making a difference every day for our nation’s children and schools.

You can also follow me on Twitter @PTALauraBay and share your questions, concerns, suggestions and activities. I want to know the positive strides you are making in your schools and communities and the challenges you face in advocating for every child.

Thank you for your support and your commitment to PTA! And thank you for all that you do for our children!

Laura Bay is National PTA President.


  1. Just a thought…I know that gun control is the hot topic right now, but just for a minute, stop and consider the relationship of video games, their popularity and message. The message seems to be that all troubles can have victorious outcomes, (winners) with the right skill and weaponry to blow the opposition up. The ‘winners’ always win by force and domination. In a ‘loser’s’ mind, this equates to the path to become a winner also. No other problem solving skills are rewarded…just brute force. I’m not a statistician, but I suspect the murder by gun rate parallels the number of video game sales. Over simplifying a complex problem, I’m sure, but MAYBE a larger part than we have considered. Just sayin’.

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