The Tennessee PTA elected Dwight Hunter of Chattanooga to fill the vacant vice president of Child and Youth Advocacy position.
Mr. Hunter, who also serves as president of the Hamilton County Council of PTAs, will coordinate the Tennessee PTA advocacy division. The advocacy division focuses on enactment, implementation, and enforcement of legislation to improve the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.
Mr. Hunter said, “Advocacy was the reason PTA was created. We advocate for every child with one voice.”
The advocacy division is responsible for presenting Tennessee PTA legislative priorities for board approval. Past legislative priorities included support for full BEP state funding; support for appointed superintendent instead of elected superintendents; support for the Coordinated School Health program; and opposition to school voucher programs.
For more information about the Tennessee PTA advocacy division, visit the Tennessee PTA website, www.tnpta.org.