December 5th, 2011
I’m fed up with this kind of school ‘funding’
By ESTHER J. CEPEDA
Here’s a sample of what came home in my sons’ backpacks last week: a flier announcing a before-school sale on bags of Hot Cheetos, Funyuns and other high-salt-and-fat junk foods. Plus, reminders about two separate parent teacher organization fundraisers — one an offer to buy candied apples and the other a request for the children to sell chocolate bars.
I also found notices for a “Wendy’s night,” in which 10 percent of what is purchases at the fast-food chain gets kicked back to the school, and another reminding me to bring in my Box Tops for Education.
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