Private donations to public schools raise concerns

June 4, 2007
Gifts to individual schools can undermine efforts to maintain equity.

In the last decade, a growing number of parents, alumni and corporations have been donating private money to public schools for a wide range of school equipment, educational supplies, artists-in-residence and accouterments that go beyond the traditional PTA gifts. Although it may be tempting to let private donors give to a favorite school, parents and policymakers are wrestling with the implications of accepting some of those gifts.

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