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Resource ID: #7069
Subject: Schools
Source: Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.)
Date: Nov. 19, 1989


An investigation exposes how the competing Virginia PTAs artificially beefed up their memberships in cutthroat bids for power and prestige, particularly with the state legislature. Organizations boost membership on paper with hundreds of "tombstone members," nameless memberships created by legitimate donations.

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