Remind Me Why We Send Kids To School......because as far as I can see, it's to teach them how to sell things door-to-door.
As a father of five, I am more than familiar with the cookie-dough-for-cuthroat-prices hawking that goes on in the name of school fundraising. And for some reason we tolerate this instead of raising taxes. Go figure!
Dr. Steven Taylor has written an excellent article on the subject. Go read it:
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