Fundraising for schools
Back to school means back to fundraising for many families. Today we asked are school fundraisers a good use of parents time and energy? Does it go to pay for things that should be paid for through taxes? We were joined by Debbie Pushor, a professor in the department of curriculum studies in the college of education at the University of Saskatchewan. She has been researching parent engagement for more than 20 years. We were also joined by Erika Shaker, the director of the Education Project with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Joel Westheimer, the research chair in Democracy and Education at the University of Ottawa.