The SF K Files is a place for parents who are seeking a school in San Francisco. The site offers up reviews of public, private and charter schools, as well as lots of advice and opinions from the community.
Many public school parents get frustrated when faced with the ever-shrinking budgets and the endless calls to raise cash. For, even with all our fundraising, if our kid is talented enough to earn a part in the school play, we have to fork over more money to pay for the honor. Otherwise, no funds for sets, costumes or playbills.
Given this sad state of affairs, I'm wholly in favor of fundraising. However, I'm a little fed up with some of the tactics, and I'm strongly considering a boycott.
I came to this conclusion while delivering boxes of raw cookie dough to raise money for my daughter's middle school. Her school is always asking kids to sell stuff to raise money - money that is no doubt put to good use. But here's what happens: All the parents end up buying useless junk from one another. We could raise a lot more money if we cut out the middleman and just donated directly to the school.