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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 13 2013 4:40 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.

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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