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