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Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 | I found your article about school fees very interesting. There is a rise in fees, obviously, but a $25 soccer uniform for an extra-curricular activities is mild, even if money is tight. I find it interesting that parents are complaining over $20 for art, a $20 activity card, etc.

No one is complaining that an elementary school class has 40 kids in it. Or that there is little to no art or music in elementary and middle schools. The schools have to made do with the limited resources they have. I guess to stop all this complaining about activities your kids don’t “have” to be in (they’re called extracurricular for a reason) … cancel them all. Sure, you love soccer, cheerleading, football and art. Find a community organization to participate in (if you can). And let the fees roll! It will make your $20 seem like a steal.

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