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Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - April 13, 2012

Guest opinion: Sports in trouble after drastic drop in 'Fair Share' donations

by Cathy Jetter

A recent opinion piece outlining Foothill High School's plan to have parents contribute to the costs of this year's graduation ceremony caused quite a debate on the Town Square forum. This debate reflects the resentment parents feel at having been asked to financially support their child's education, beyond the taxes they pay, beginning with kindergarten supply kits and continuing right through high school graduation ceremonies. Some of these parents choose to make a statement of frustration by closing their checkbooks when they are asked to make a contribution and at the same time are told it is a voluntary donation.

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--Cathy Jetter is a parent at Foothill High School.