Schools burdening parents with expenses
My children attend a public school. This year I have been annoyed by how many things come home that ask for money. They do school pictures TWICE a year now. How dumb -- I just gave out their pictures four months ago - nobody wants another one.
Also, for my kindergartener, just got a piece of paper -- draw a picture of your favorite place -- they send it to a company who makes a book out of all the children's pictures and then sell it back to you.
My second grader -- write a story - they send it out and make a hardcopy book of the whole classes' stories and then sell it back to you for $15.
I know these things are optional if I don't do it I hear about from my kids - "why didn't you want to buy a copy of my book??"