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PTA revolution?

  • 09-29-2011
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Op-ed by Carol Kocivar/ California State PTA

Carol Kocivar is President of the California State PTA

It’s just a hunch, but I bet when you hear the words “Parent Teacher Association” you don’t think of “parent coup” or “revolution.” You might think of a dad helping teachers move books and materials into a new classroom or organizing the school fitness fair. You might envision a mom speaking at a school board meeting. But revolution? Nah. Well, let me share an insight. PTA volunteers have been on the front lines for years. From helping in the classroom to campaigning for a parcel tax or a school bond, PTA members gain the knowledge of how schools work – or don’t work – and the leadership skills to make a difference. And then an amazing thing happens. ...PTAs take ordinary people from where they are to where they dream they can be. Making a difference for children. And for our communities. This does not happen by chance. PTA invests in its members. (more...) [Pdf]



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