I am writing to address a post or rather an attack, by Kelly Marlow on the Georgia PTA that is groundless. In her post Ms. Marlow accuses the PTA of being anti-parent and using intimidation and scare tactics to frighten parents.
I suppose everyone has a right to an opinion, but when you choose to throw stones, you need to consider where they may hit — and Ms. Marlow is missing the mark. Her aspersions do not hurt the Georgia PTA but they do hurt the parents of Cherokee County and frankly — herself.
When she accuses the PTA of intimidating parents, Ms. Marlow insults the parents in Cherokee County. I ask her to acknowledge the strength, character and intelligence of the hard-working citizens of this community and realize that our parents want to be involved and are smart enough to think for themselves and brave enough to speak up if they need to.
When she accuses the PTA of being anti-parent she embarrasses herself. She shows us she has not done her research.
I invite her to actually read our 2013-2014 Legislative Priorities and tell me which one of these are crafted to do what she accuses them of. As I read them, there is nothing subversive about them. They are created to support our children, parent and teachers.
One of the most powerful tools that anyone has is their voice. And an effective voice is one that builds and lifts others up. At Georgia PTA, our one voice strives to do just that for every child.
Cherokee County Council PTA legislative chair