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Fundraising in public schools

On November 3, 2014, The Globe & Mail published an article about how Fundraising gives Toronto’s affluent schools a wider edge

In this article, Annie Kidder, executive director of the not-for-profit charitable organization People for Education, said it is concerning how much schools have come to rely on fundraising to augment their budgets.  How true.

The conversation needs to shift to become about how public schools are an integral part of our public infrastructure – on par with roads, transit, water.  Would we fundraise in our communities to fix roads or build a new subway line?  Sounds ridiculous – right?  To make this point, we submitted a letter to the editor, which appeared in the November 5 edition under the title “Here’s Hoping”.