Shrinking the school support gap

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.


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