Guess it keeps parents busy after they finish their own homework?
“. . .fall is when a fourth ‘R’ appears in the region’s school curriculum:
retailing. . . . [giftwrap] and cookie dough, magazine subscriptions,
candy and countless other fundraising offerings, too.
Nationally, such product campaigns amount to $1.3 billion dollars of
extra school funding a year, according to the Association of
Fund-Raising Distributors and Suppliers. . .”
“Reading, Writing, Retailing:
School Fundraisers Have Become a Fall Fixture for Kids and Their Parents”
By Steve Hendrix
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 9, 2007; B01