PTA Parent Cliques
By an edhat subscriber
Have other people experienced PTA (Parent Teacher Association) cliques in their schools? Are you involved in your PTA? What has your experience been like?
I am involved in our high school PTA and the executive PTA Board is very cliquey. Parents wanted to volunteer and make a difference but this PTA board in our school only wanted me and other parents to volunteer and make a difference on their terms. It's clear we're fighting a battle, nothing we say or do makes a difference. They dictate everything from the budget and who gets the funds. They are opinionated. They make you feel that if you wanted to stay on the PTA, you have to quiet your own voice make it align with theirs.
Do edhatters have the same experience?