Parent-Teacher Association, aka PTA, Parent-Teacher-Student Association, aka PTSA and the Parent-Teacher Organization, aka PTO are the names of a voluntary organization bringing together parents, teachers, and sometimes students within a particular school or school district, usually for fund-raising, building parent involvement and community at school and other activities relating to the welfare of the school. PTAs operate in the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom and also in some other Commonwealth countries. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
There are nearly 23,000 local organizations recognized by the National PTA in the United States.  The generic term "PTO" is used to refer to either all parent-teacher groups (regardless of affiliation) or (more often) to just independent parent-teacher groups, who choose not to be affiliated with the National PTA. Roughly 75% of U. S. parent-teacher groups are independent groups (PTOs).
The National PTA is a non-profit organization that is 111 years old (founded 1897), with membership open to anyone who believes in the Mission and Purposes of National Parent Teacher Association [National PTA]. Every person who joins a local PTA automatically becomes a member of both the state and National PTAs. PTA membership - including the number of affiliated units and of individual members - has been declining for several decades. The group boasted more than 12 million members as recently as the late-1960s; whereas today membership is down below 5. 5 million. At the local level, the goal of all parent-teacher groups is to support their schools, encourage parent involvement, support teachers, and organize family events.
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