Donors raise $31.5 billion for U.S. schools

07/6/2007 | Detroit Free Press

Schools increasingly are relying on in-house school foundations to raise money for trips, additional supplies and playground equipment. "Especially now when school district budgets have been decimated, parents groups of all sizes feel pressure to offset some of those losses," Michigan PTSA Executive Director Donna Oser said. "Any funds parents raise are going to be a Band-Aid. The greatest thing they can do is call their legislator."

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