First off we pay a LOT of our hard earned cash in Federal and State Taxes that go to frivolous wars I may add, as well as Massive Government Waste as always.
Then the school district tries to further TAX everyone because CA and the district are cash strapped.
Then there are several forms of fund raisers prior to the start of school. At registration the school asks for MORE money.
And they just keep asking! There are a LOT of folks that have lost more than 2/3 of their retirement nest egg. Many people are unemployed or under employed, or will loose their jobs.
NOW the Elementary School has an ASSEBMBLY and brings in a catalogue company to fire up and recruit child salesman. This type of program usually gives little back to the schools compared to their profit. These catalogues have $50.00 adult jewelry, luggage and the like!!! The majority of this stuff is manufactured OVER Seas and cheaply! What a great business model, child labor in the name of "school fundraising"..These kids are PREASSURED and coerced with little PRIZEZ to go out and sell a LOT of this JUNK!
My child was ALL fired up as if she had been BRAIN WASHED with ALL these BENEFITS of selling this stuff. All I heard all the way home was "You do want me to have fun at school don't you" "We really need to sell this stuff and raise money for the school" etc.
people DON'T have the money to spend on this junk and we have DONATED to the schools until we are ALL blue in the face!
AND what about the CLASS ROOM TIME missed to go to the child labor seminar??
People were ALL riled up about the President talking for 15 minutes, taking away from tax time.
What are YOUR thoughts?