In an effort to save teachers at Audubon Park Elementary School, principal Trevor Honahan wrote a letter to parents suggesting that they contribute $500 for each child attending his school. This was not a mandatory request, simply a creative suggestion to counter-act budget cuts. The school board is not too keen on the idea since this is an opportunity for schools in higher income communities to reap greater benefits thus increasing the gap between higher and lower achieving schools.
Mike Thomas wrote an insightful article (as he always does) for Sunday's Orlando Sentinel. Don't discount Audubon principal's plea for donations.
As a parent, what do you feel are your obligations towards funding the Public School system? Is it right that money you donate to your school is used to benefit other schools? Any suggestions on what to do?