Friday, March 19, 2010

PTA fundraising gets ridiculous

Brief story on NPR this morning about a PTA group in NYC protesting a ruling having to do with how they can no longer sell their home-baked goodies at fundraisers for their schools. You can sell pre-packaged stuff, like Twinkies and Doritos, so the argument about watching out for the kids, worries over childhood obesity, etc., doesn't hold up. These moms were out in front of City Hall selling their home-made vegan chocolate cake, organic chocolate chip cookies, and other such appetizing, sugar-filled baked goods, served up with a healthy dollop of how-ridiculous-is-this-ruling.

The reporter ends by saying that you can't buy art supplies with broccoli and Brussels sprouts.

Which suddenly seems like a great idea.

Why not have a farmers market for school fundraising events? I'd buy local veggies to support my school. Wouldn't you?

No comments: