AFC on Fox & Friends – Tommy Schultz on Fox News
In case you missed it, watch yesterday’s segment on Fox & Friends featuring the American Federation for Children’s National Communications Director Tommy Schultz. Fox hosts Pete Hegseth and Jedediah Bila seek Tommy’s reaction to a Wall Street Journal article titled, “Parents Face a Growing Barrage of Fees as Students Head Back to School”.
Tommy accurately portrays the power of educational choice to help children, in contrast to the massive mismanagement and appropriation of education dollars in public schools today.
Click here to watch the 3 minute segment on Fox & Friends: https://video.foxnews.com/v/6076862122001/
Or here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/30aNdTZkWjQ
Wall Street Journal: “Parents Face a Growing Barrage of Fees as Students Head Back to School”
A $35 fee for cat cadavers in anatomy class is just one of the many charges—from books to registration—levied by districts
By Tawnell D. Hobbs
Aug. 24, 2019
The cost of a free public education is on the rise, as a growing number of districts across the U.S. are charging students for registration, textbooks, the use of libraries and more.
Some students in the Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District in Ohio this school year pay a $10 student-activity fee, $34 for chemicals and supplies for chemistry and $3 for an alert system with mass calling capabilities. Anatomy and physiology students pay $35 to help cover the cost of cat cadavers and other course materials. High-school students this year also face a new $25 fee for school-provided laptops.
“These are necessary items that are going to help their children succeed and thrive in the classroom,” said Guy Parmigian, the district’s superintendent. Students who don’t pay can have their diploma withheld, he said.
Parents around the country are chafing at such fees, with some launching lawsuits to fight back.