As a PTA president, I was on the frontline as our parents worked diligently to sell groceries, sponsor a gigantic carnival and support their children’s sale of magazines. Earnings contributed to making our school healthy and vibrant.
Some parent teacher organizations are being asked to donate their hard-earned funds to other schools, often in lower economic areas.
Often, these moms and dads can’t invest time or money to support education through school parent organizations. As a result, some of these initiatives are causing friction.
Sharing the wealth has always been a sensitive issue without easy answers, but now it’s even hitting parent organizations in our schools.