If you have followed my blog, or looked through my former posts you will see that I am not an advocate for common core, and I think that our school systems have been modified to cater to the young female that loves sitting down for hours to read and write, rather that the little boys that are hands on learners with more energy than anyone could ever imagine! I have been fairly vocal about my opinions, even though they may not be the most popular, I at least know that I am not alone in my thoughts.
I have said repeatedly that our schools need more recess, less homework, and to teach a more comprehensive version of American history. But all it was is talk. Until now. One night at the beginning of summer I received an email from the local PTA. It announced the open committee positions available for the upcoming year and asked for a response if anyone was looking to get more involved and volunteer. As a working mom I am typically not able to get more involved then purchase necessary items to turn in for parties and such. But this time, one open position caught my eye. Curriculum Committee Advisory Representative.
So I became and active participant in the PTA
I was this seemed like it was meant to be. In our lives we are presented with all kinds of opportunities. But if we don’t open our eyes, we may lose them in an instant.
After seeing that announcement, it hit me; if I truly wanted to effect change, rather than just bitching about how much I disapproved of things, then this was my opportunity. To be honest I have no idea how much, if any change, I will be able to effect. It may not be any at all. But at least I can say I tried. I made an attempt to make things better for our children. I put my money where my mouth is, and took action rather than just complaining. Whether I am able to influence and change the schools mind on any of these items. I know that I didn’t stand idly by, I tried.
Little Eyes See All
I hear the doubt in people’s voices. They won’t listen. One person can’t make them change their minds. And maybe they are right, but maybe they aren’t. Whether or not I can change their minds, there are two minds I know I am changing in this process; my children’s. In the process my children will get to see that actions speak louder than words, that you stand up for what you believe in, and sometimes it changes the world and sometimes it only changes you. But either way, I tried just as I expect and hope they will do.
PTA Chronicles to come…
So as I proceed with this new journey into the world of the unknown with the PTA and the school district curriculum board. I will, of course, keep you up to date on how its going, what works, what doesn’t, and how much change we can truly effect.
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