The purpose of school is to teach the three "R". Often a State or Commonwealth will have many requirements of which the cost must be borne by the local district. However, budgets in many school districts are very tight. So what should be cut? Sports, music, drama, field trips, ect Should students be required to pay fees to participate in non-academic activities? Open for discussion NOTE: Statements such as "but the law currently says" are not to be part of this discussion. The subject at hand, is what should the school be able to do.