Before the next school year starts, I would like to request that some investigation and common sense prevail in asking children to “sell” magazines, candles, stationery…
I believe the schools only get around 20% of anything sold while the rest goes to administration of the provider of the “merchandise.”
The parents work but have to supervise their children after school and on weekends for safety in pushing the merchandise, which is expensive related to quality.
It’s hard to turn down a child who so earnestly is trying to do what the school wants.
Some of the merchandise is inferior – such as the cooky dough – and I have heard several of my neighbors say they didn’t want anything but felt duty bound to neighbor children to buy something.
If a school project needs supplementation or funding, I would be glad to donate directly to that project, rather than buy some inferior product that I don’t need or want.
I feel it is a burden to the parents and the children for not much gain.