Mom, Can I have a dollar?
A few days ago on our way to school, my daughter asked me for a dollar.
"What for?", I asked.
"A Pep Rally!", she replied.
"What do you mean?"
"If we want to go to the Pep Rally on Friday, we have to pay a dollar."
Trying not to get too upset, I said "What is the Pep Rally for...and what if you don't pay?"
"To celebrate Spring sports and good citizenship....and if you don't pay, you have to go to the 'holding tank' and do school work."
So....I gave her the dollar.
Since then, I have been thinking about this quite a bit. What in the world....charging money for a Pep Rally...to celebrate sports and citizenship...in the middle of the school day....and then sending the students who don't pay to the 'holding tank' (whatever that is) to do school work.
I know that school systems have been hit hard by the budget cuts etc... but what is this money going to be used for anyway?
I would say it is fine to charge money for students to wear a silly hat or to suck on lollipops all day...if the money goes to a good cause that is, but a Pep Rally? Really?
We all know it is not good to get involved in your child's business in middle school....and up until now, I really have not, but yesterday....I made a phone call....and sent an email.
I am waiting for a reply.
Anyone else think this is just a bit much? Or maybe it is just me. I mean it is only one dollar.