Attacks on PTA embarrass school board member
December 11, 2013 10:17 PM | 2140 views | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print

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.

Leslie O’Bryant

Cherokee County Council PTA legislative chair


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David R
December 12, 2013
Hear, hear! I read that post and between her attack on the PTA and her embarrassing verbal question to the wonderful March of Dimes folks at the school board meeting, Ms Marlow continues to prove she likes to hear herself talk more than anyone else likes to hear her talk. It is embarrassing for our county.
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