Last week I unzipped my daughter's backpack and found a catalog for Yankee Candle. That same night I heard from a friend in Seattle, seeking guidance on pricing items she was required to donate to a silent auction for her daughter's school. The next day, a friend in Connecticut e-mailed, selling chocolate bars for her child's preschool.
It's a fact of life, I'm learning quickly, that schools have to fundraise. Early and often. Public school, private school - it doesn't matter. Budgets are tight. Families of preschoolers are not exempt.
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But it's time for parents and principals to wise up. Because there are effective fundraisers, which benefit schoolsRead More »from Parents: Fight dumb school fundraisers!