Skip to comments.PTA misleads parents, students
Posted on 08/17/2004 9:58:21 AM PDT by AVNevis
Your PTA membership also supports the State of California legislative lobby that has improved our students school experience by promoting among other things: Reduced class size, Healthy snack food, Pesticide Use Notification in Schools.
No, of course not. The PTA is a tool of the teachers' unions, and supports the same politically liberal and educationally disastrous agenda.
p.s. its students, dilemma, my classmates and me, response, whether
Start an SPA, Students-Parents Association...
I haven't considered that idea, but I have considered creating a campus conservative club and then using it to pressure the PTSA to end affiliation with the national and state PTA, because that's where most of the lobbying comes in.
Smart idea - make sure you invite conservative teachers and other employees, such as cooks and janitors.
Sorry about the editing. I've got an 8th grader at home!
Thanks for the link. I have decided after reading about what they did at their convention that I am not going to join the PTSA.
Winning 'em over one 8th grader at a time. It's not glamorous, but it's where the future lies.
Start a Young Republican or Conservative Student club instead. There's got to be at least *one* conservative teacher at your school to sponsor it. If not, start your own web page/web log for conservative students.
Don't count on it, but you may find one that disagrees with your premise, but feels you have a right to espouse it :)
There has got to be at least one. Two out of Six of my teachers were conservative in my middle school; my English teacher even worked for President Bush at one point.
I suppose that's possible - but students can always start their own web pages / web forums, and advertise them in the student newspaper. Normally I hate the ACLU, but because of several ACLU-inspired cases, students who publish their own stuff on their own web sites, outside of school, are protected by the First Amendment as long as they don't violate the libel or slander laws, and don't post personal material (photos etc.) without permission. Schools try to shut them down but invariably they lose if the student is within legal bounds.
At our elementary school this year, we will be attempting to educate parents as to what has been going on at the state and national level with their dues. We are attempting to get our school the heck out of the PTA.
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