Today’s Parade Magazine has a short interview with the first male President of the national PTA. It’s titled Schools Need Caring Parents.
Here’s the most interesting part of the interview:
The PTA has started lobbying for the first time in its history. We’ve worked with Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D., N.Y.) on a soon-to-be-introduced bill that provides incentives for schools to partner with parents to increase student achievement and drive school reform.
That sounds interesting, and is along the lines of something I’ve written about previously (see California “Race To The Top” Legislation Gets Curiouser and Curiouser).
In surfing the Net, I haven’t been able to find out anything more specific about what might be in the bill. I’m not too thrilled with the PTA’s first move into lobbying — pushing for national standards. I hope they can do a bit better in this second foray into lobbying.
If anybody knows why might be in the bill, please share in the comments section of this post.