If there is one time-honored fundraising tradition in American education, it is the bake sale. Schools regularly host bake sales to make ends meet and to raise money to properly fund educational needs of students, staff, and the surrounding communities.
So when Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) unveiled more than $1.2 billion worth of cuts to the state’s K-12 education system, the parents and friends of Pennsylvania’s schools decided to hold a bake sale of their own — in the state capitol building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Students and parents held a mock “bake sale” in the capitol yesterday, trying to draw media attention to the plight facing Pennsylvania’s schools. They estimated that, at the going market rate of 50 cents per cookie, they would have to sell 2.4 billion cookies to make up for the money that Corbett is trying to cut from public education in the state. […]