Monday, May 7, 2012

Bringing the PTA into the 21st Century or What I learned at the Washington State PTA Convention | Seattle Education

Bringing the PTA into the 21st Century or What I learned at the Washington State PTA Convention | Seattle Education:


Bringing the PTA into the 21st Century or What I learned at the Washington State PTA Convention

It was painfully apparent on Friday during the general assembly meeting what regions and districts were represented at the Washington State PTA (WSPTA) Convention and what communities, towns and cities were not.
The General Assembly during the WSPTA Convention is when members vote on candidates for leadership positions and on resolutions that have been brought to the general membership. Each school, based on the number of members that are enrolled, have two to four votes that they can use to represent their school. For each vote that the school has, a member must be present for that vote to count.
During the morning General Assembly, there was a bar graph shown that depicted the number of members in each region and this graph fairly well described the demographic of the General Assembly, white and middle to upper middle class suburban moms.
At the assembly itself, Region 2, which is made up of the wealthier Seattle suburbs including Bellevue, Issaquah 

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