What your school and principle are doing is wrong on so many levels and sends such a bad message. These kids are literally being brainwashed.
Your'e not wrong.
I also have big issues with donating to Relay for Life and stuff.
I cannot give when over 85-90% goes to CEO pockets or lawyers or advertising.
My job spends then entire.school.year harrassing kids with propaganda for Relay. It is SO obnoxious. Charging them $1 for PJ pants every flaming Friday! Hats here, snocones there....and it starts in September!
The prin gets up and cries and uses hardcore pathos propaganda (awkward when you're teaching prop techniques, no?).
The worst thing: it's all so we can get some dumb plaque saying we raised more than ay other shcool. It's gone beyond the cause and all about the image. It grosses me out.