PTAs expand beyond fundraisers

02/23/2007 | NYTimes.com

The PTA at New Jersey-based Collins Elementary School, which went from deficits to garnering $100-per-week profits, is one example of parent-teacher groups that are taking a more corporate approach to fundraising. In many public schools, these sorts of "corporatized" PTAs have become powerful forces that have alienated some parents, teachers and local elected officials, according to this article.

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