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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 13 2013 4:53 p.m. MDT

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Danny Chipman
Lehi, UT

I think the door-to-door sales technique is irritating enough, but using children just sounds dangerous--for the child. I've made it clear to my child's teacher that I don't support "selling" fundraisers, or fundraisers for any cause I don't find worthy, such as a school funds drive to give more students access to iPads (call me old-fashioned, but PCs work just fine for their homework). And the child is just being used like a face on a poster. They're really not accomplishing anything worthwhile or gaining skills. The one fundraiser I did support my child in was a jog-a-thon. I was so proud of my little kindergartener running over a mile and hardly stopping. That was worth paying for.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

I would just like our local, state and even federal governments to fund education adequately so this silliness can end.

K
Mchenry, IL

It's goofy. You get little return in exchange for the widget you are buying. They get so little of the cost of the cookies.
I don't like that they teaching consumerism is okay if it's for a cause. Just ask for the money instead of everything being such a gimmick.

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