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tjlove February 20, 2008


Do you think the legal voting age should be lowered to 16?

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tjlove February 28, 2008


If the voting age were to be raised to 21 then it seems like the age for joining the military would have to go up as well.... More »

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j_money March 26, 2009


i feel the same exact way

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MagnetMom May 9, 2008


One of the biggest problems with people needing to sell wrapping paper or candles or candy is that it requires you to go out and harass your...

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md2mom October 21, 2009


My children's school participates in the scrip program and it is really an easy and hassle-free way to make money for... More »

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brettsmom April 26, 2010


Thanks for this post Magnet Mom. I am also in California and my child's school budget is being cut by a third! ... More »

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hopkinsatl May 28, 2008


I came across this article at USA Today regarding the difficulties...

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teachnmom March 12, 2009


This is an even more timely question as numerous teachers across the nation are receiving RIF notices right now. Before... More »

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jennis March 12, 2009


Is teacher tenure helping public education, or hurting it? What's the compelling reason for making it so very hard to... More »

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dcsmom June 30, 2008


I'm a Parent Involvement Coordinator for my state's Parent Information and Resource Center. My position is funded by a grant by the US DOE as...

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Mike63 March 2, 2010


I have been going to my grand daughter's class, it's not her class we have a problem it's kids trying to hurt my child... More »

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kmg6871 March 2, 2010


Mike63: Hello and welcome to the greaterschools.net If I were you I would take this to the School Board within your... More »

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kkornas July 1, 2008


The U.S. ranks near the middle of the pack when it comes to comparisons of student achievement around the world. What strategies can help our students... More » 

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cinnantef July 27, 2009


to rmsfld48 and rickfi, I appreciate your well thought-out and informative posts, and I agree with your reasonings.... More »

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rmsfld48 July 28, 2009


cinnantef, As you know as a teacher, it's so rewarding when you have that "I get it!" moment. Thank you for... More »

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proskinmom September 19, 2008


Often times PTA members and active parents have a hard time uniting with parents who are not as involved.  Why does it get to that place? What...

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Crissleigh September 22, 2009


The biggest trouble I have seen with this issue is the way the 2 groups PTO members and not PTO members view each other... More »

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mezz22 September 23, 2009


Lets hear a big AMEN Crissleigh!!!!!! You hit the nail on the head!! As VP of my sons elementary school those not involved... More »

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wefrogy September 24, 2008


Does your childs school PTA have a webpage on their schools website?  If so, is it informative with upcoming events, officer contact information...

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wefrogy August 30, 2009


your school PTA site looks great. I agree, more PTA needs to use webites for their local units, it's a great communication... More »

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zoe12345 June 26, 2010


Perhaps you would be interested in a free classroom/ school online fundraiser? www.ShopForStudents.com Laura info@shopforstud... More »

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wefrogy September 24, 2008


How does the PTA at your child's school communicate with the general parent population of the school?  What methods do they use?

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VolMomOf2 December 9, 2008


We put out a monthly newsletter that contains PTO info as well as school info. We also send out weekly email updates,... More »

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Firefly7071 April 1, 2009


As a parent of the PTA I feel that our PTA is very involved by doesnt accomplish anything. Does that make sense?? I... More »

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wefrogy September 24, 2008


Does your child's school PTA do all the fundraising for the school or does the school also do their own fundraising?

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ClassMom July 29, 2009


Our PTO does all the fundraising for K-12 (Private school)...MOST of the money goes to k-8 though (lack of participation... More »

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ptamama1968 July 30, 2009


UGH, just found out that the new school my daughter will attend barely does ANY fundraising and they have hardly any money...... More »

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wefrogy September 25, 2008


Anyone's PTA use the "three for me" or "two hour power" methods to get parents to volunteer throughout the year?  If...

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VolMomOf2 December 9, 2008


We do the '2 hour power' program! It has really helped us. I think when parents hear "volunteer" they think it's a frequent... More »

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GimmeCoffee December 6, 2009


We don't use these slogans, but we do emphasize that any bit of help is much appreciated. We try to make sure all of... More »


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