Protest Bake-Sale Products Pricey
While they were in Harrisburg, Hummel said the group set up a bake sale to demonstrate the amount of money needed for programs. For example, they attempted to sell 24 doughnuts at $23,417 apiece for tutoring programs. They attempted to sell one $150,000 cake, which represented the cost to have lunchroom and recess moderators. The sale also included one $140,000 pie, which represented the cost to save instructional technology.The bake sale idea has been used before but by conservative activists pointing out the double standard in college admission policies when it comes to race. In those "affirmative action bake-sales" the protestors charged customers less or more for cupcakes based on their race. Whites and Asians were asked to pay more than blacks and Hispanics. This was supposed to show the inherent unfairness and perniciousness of having lower academic and admission standards for blacks and Hispanics.
At least, that sort of bake sale makes the point the protesters want to make about racial double standards. It's hard to figure the point Hummel and her people are trying to make other than that they want hundreds of thousands of dollars for stuff that is actually worth pennies.
I understand one hungry state legislator (believed to be a Democrat) offered the group $75,000 for the aforementioned cake. Fortunately for Pa. taxpayers, he was turned down flat by the activists who held firmly to their protest prices.