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