Hooked on charity – Survey sought

Teachers believe primary schools in the United Kingdom rely too heavily on charitable support, the BBC reported April 10.

Fundraising drives run by potato-chip makers and supermarkets have generated $114.7 million for schools in recent years, according to the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.

The group, at its annual conference, questions whether it’s right for schools to look to charity for computers, software, books and other basic needs.

The group on Tuesday voted to ask the government to commission an independent audit to assess the impact on primary schools of – and their dependence on — subsidies from teachers, parents, voucher schemes and other fundraising efforts, the BBC said.

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