Do­na­tion dilemma

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

Ask­ing for vol­un­tary do­na­tions from school pupils is com­mon in schools through­out New Zealand. Ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion gained un­der the Of­fi­cial In­for­ma­tion Act by lobby group Fam­ily First, Kiwi par­ents are fork­ing out about a quar­ter of a bil­lion dol­lars a year in school do­na­tions. How­ever, many par­ents and care­givers ap­proached the me­dia at the start of the school year say­ing the amounts were in­creas­ing and there was pres­sure to pay. What do you think? Are do­na­tion re­quests fair enough? Email mir­ror@stl.co.nz with your views.

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