I despise the idea of reducing teachers to beggars. It’s a distraction from all the other important work teachers have to do It reduces their value and the perceived worth of public education with each round of fundraising.
The conditions addressed by Donorschoose are not the result of a hurricane or epidemic, but of democratically determined public policy and neglect.
”Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.” — St. Augustine
Dr. Stager’s arguments are sound, but on the flipside, I wouldn’t want to live in a world that didn’t have DonorsChoose.org. Yes, it is a shame that teachers have to go begging for the essentials, but also, it is a chance to reward those teachers that want to do more in their classroom.
p.s. Shame on DonorsChoose.org for not working with Adblock!