Let me set the scene: TIME: Last spring, at the end of the school year. LOCATION: The library at my kid’s school, Roosevelt Elementary. SETTING: The last PTO meeting of the year.
I was tempted to pretend to be sick. I&r... Read more
Megan Fox, American Idol, texting donations. Wow, school parent groups certainly are finding original ways to combat extreme budget cuts! With the level of cuts we are seeing recently, the standard school fundraisers aren&rsq... Read more
Hope that headline is clear enough, but - man-oh-man! -- I really can't stand it when regulators go crazy and good intentions go way, way too far. That's what's happening in California, where new, increasingly egregiousfood r... Read more
(Cross post from my PTO Today Blog.)I hope we don't start taking programs like BoxTops for Education (General Mills) and Labels for Education (Campbell's) and Take Charge of Education (Target) for granted. This article in the... Read more
It's a fair question (and one of my pet peeves) asked by this Detroit Free Press blogger: why do the first two weeks of school have to be fundraising ground zero?I know the two biggest reasons: 1) Schools need the money more ... Read more
It's certainly a trend, one this Hartford Courant piece captures well. What is it? Districts (or, more often, supporters of the schools in a district) setting major-league fundraising goals and using much more sophisticated ... Read more