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Must kids sell this junk?

April 28, 2014

To the Editor: My first-grade granddaughter excitedly brought home a fundraiser packet (Junk!) to raise money for information technology — iPads for their classroom....

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Apr-29-14 1:37 AM

Sorry, but I liked the junk and I believe it also teaches children many facts of life such as working gets you stuff. Might be junk to you but not to kids.

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Apr-28-14 9:48 PM

Totally Agree - I would not let my children go around begging for money. Message to Joe Brown and the School Board - stop allowing these fund raisers!

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Apr-28-14 9:12 PM

The schools just seem to be stacking more and more junk that they are trying to sell you into the school year. The past few years, its been the 'artwork' that you can have plastered on something as a memento. The cheapest thing on the list was a magnet for $5. I really don't need yet another $5 magnet.

Then I had a notice from the school about pictures being taken. We just had them done at the beginning of the school year! And by Roger Carlson, who does a FAR better job than the outfit the school has now. For the 'student badge' they give out at the beginning of the year, the kids' glasses were a complete glare... SO glad I didn't pay money for them. Now, they take the pictures, print them, and then send them to you so you whether you wanted to order or not... what a waste!

And the lovely packet... sent it back without trying to hock anything off onto someone else. I could have bought the junk for cheaper on ebay.

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Apr-28-14 7:01 AM

Maybe it's time to teach your kids the word no. No matter how excited they are. When the fund raisers fail they'll either stop them or go back to the people with a referendum. If you can't teach them no. The people will. More money does not equate to better students, fact.

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