We can thank Bob Etheridge for bringing this up:
Parents and supporters at several Wake County schools have raised money to pay for teachers in recent years. A News & Observer analysis before the current school year showed that foundations, parent-teacher groups, individuals and companies gave as much as $21 million annually to Wake County Public Schools. Schools with low-income populations got much smaller slices of the pie.
Of course they did. And there's a whole lot of rural schools out there whose parents can't afford a pack of pencils, much less a multi-million-dollar annual budget supplement. It's a bleak future for our kids. Most of them, anyway...
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