Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Steve Barr over as Eduwonk asks about people's experiences with PTA's. I have attended several PTA meetings at my kids schools, but found them to be a waste of time quite frankly. The PTA's tend to be dominated by military parents (we have a large Air Force Base in town) while the local parents are more apathetic. They tend to be nothing more than a booster club, trying to raise money or put on some sort of event. I am sure if I stood up and tried to start a debate over the achievement gap, direct instruction vs. constructivism, or single sex education, I would be treated as a pariah. Now the school board, thats where the real power is...