I have been looking online and as a mom who has been both a working mom and a PTA mom the tensions between the two are astounding!!
I am convinced that through using current tools available online like ning.com the participation of working parents can be made POSSIBLE by making what needs to be discussed/handled available online rather than just in the once a month meeting.
Lots of sites and research papers I think are alluding something like this making all of our kids education and school experience better.
Here is an article that is expressing the frustration of not only being unable, but being judged for not participating more on PTA.org (link is to a pdf).
What do you think would help?
Are you a working parent who does or doesn’t participate and feels judged or guilty for not participating more?
Would you participate more in fundraising and planning efforts if it were available online for you to review at any time that fit your schedule?
I’d like to know, so please leave your comments!!