This year the Department of Education banned bake sales as an effort to slim down the kiddies, then soon after they toyed with the idea of placing a similar ban on raffles — another fund-raising tool used by schools. After proposing the regulation, PTA members were furious, and now the NY Times reports that the raffle ban has been rescinded. But why was the ban even proposed? The paper reports raffles are a potential legal liability and considered a form of gambling. After some revisions, the panel will consider schools holding raffles "as long as they adhered to state law." Now hopefully all that raffle money won't go towards satiating a Snickerdoodle craving.