Schools continue fun-sapping tradition with bake-sale ban5/5/2012
Killjoys in the public school system have long been jettisoning fun out of the school day. First it was dodgeball, then the merry-go-round. Now, the latest trend is bake sales. As part of an effort to curb obesity, schools have been banning fundraisers where sugary sweets are sold, including events such as cake walks and bake sales. In some schools, Girl Scouts have been banned from selling their cookies, and Massachusetts will soon outlaw cupcakes being handed out at birthday celebrations. Some clever students are figuring out ways around the system, however, as in the case of Boulder, Colo., where they held a "napkin" sale. "It just so happened that a cookie was in the napkin," principal assistant Jenny McCarthy told Business Week.
Do you agree with the ban on bake sales?