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that seems insane, expecting each individual set of parents to buy the ingredients just for their kid.  what about pooling an ingredients fee and buying in bulk for the whole class from farmer's market or greengrocer's?  harumph...

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...
by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Sun Apr 27th, 2008 at 07:18:03 PM EST
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What about the state rather than the parents financing a free education ?

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Mon Apr 28th, 2008 at 04:44:38 AM EST
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Liability. See stories about "cake sales" requesting that you not bring home baked cakes.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Apr 28th, 2008 at 06:13:27 AM EST
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I've thought that there might be a business opportunity providing and delivering cookery ingredients to local schools.

I know I'd rather send in a cheque once a term and know it was going to be dealt with for me.

The foreseeable problem is that, if the business model were successful, anyone who didn't buy the cheapest possible ingredients would be easy to outcompete.

And at least I know my daughter is using good ingredients when I provide them.

Her cake was, by the way...er...dense.  But don't tell her I said so... :)

by Sassafras on Mon Apr 28th, 2008 at 01:13:23 PM EST
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