Washington State PTA puts higher ed (and Pay It Forward!) on its list of Top 5 priorities for the 2015-16 biennium

Washington parents know that their kids’ education can’t stop after their senior year in high school. They also know that their children’s futures depend on their ability to get a college degree, the chances of which are dwindling each year that tuition goes up and the State Need Grant goes underfunded.

That’s why the Washington State PTA has made increased access to higher education one of its Top 5 Issues in the 2015-16 biennium. As part of its commitment to increasing college access, the PTA has pledged to support programs like Pay It Forward, State Need Grant, and the College Bound Scholarship.

"WA State PTA members cannot afford to sit on the sidelines and watch college tuition continue to skyrocket. We need to speak up now to insure continuing access to a post-secondary education for all children and advocate for a menu of potential policy solutions that include programs such as Pay It Forward and fully funding College Bound and State Need Grants."

We couldn’t agree more.

Read more about the Washington State PTA’s commitment to Increased Access to Higher Education on its Issue Guide.