PreTeena by Allison Barrows

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  1. The Old Wolf

    The Old Wolf said, almost 4 years ago

    If education were properly funded, districts and teachers would not be reduced to beggary.

  2. trekman58

    trekman58 said, almost 4 years ago

    @The Old Wolf

    “Beggary” – now THAT’S a word!

  3. Dampwaffle

    Dampwaffle said, almost 4 years ago

    The “administration costs” of any school district expands to absorb any increase in school funding with little or none of any increase going to the classrooms or teachers. Its a sad fact of life.

  4. coz69

    coz69 said, almost 4 years ago

    Nothing I hated worse than going house to house trying to sell $hit that nobody wants…No kid should ever have to do that!

  5. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, almost 4 years ago

    @The Old Wolf

    All too often, the money is there, but the administration doesn’t utilize it wisely.
    At the high school I went to, the bulk of the money went to the football team and the womens’ basketball team.
    Everyone else was on their own.
    As you can imagine, the entire town is awash in fundraisers because of it. Even band, ROTC, and cheerleading have to have fundraisers just to continue operating.

  6. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, almost 4 years ago

    Again – no amount of money is enough if the schools aren’t judicious in how they use it.

  7. LadyChel

    LadyChel said, almost 4 years ago


    But everyone loves cookies! Good thing I sold girl scout cookies at a time when they were still fairly affordable : /

  8. squirrelchaser

    squirrelchaser said, almost 4 years ago

    There has always been fund raisers, even way back when I was in school. These fund raisers are not to buy text books or to pay the teachers’ salaries, they are for uniforms and such. It is not about increasing funding for education, as others have pointed out.

  9. cbrsarah

    cbrsarah said, almost 4 years ago

    When I was in school, there was no fund raising. Times sure have changed. I would basically ask the school what the fund raising is for exactly. I really didn’t like my kids going door to door trying to sell something that’s not going to pay for direct education. If it’s for “uniforms and such”, you’re not getting my money. Either use it for actual education or forget about it. If you need uniforms, the people who are needing them should be the ones to pay for them. If you can’t, then you’re out of luck. It’s life and sometimes you have to do without until you are able to afford it.

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