Ok, so perhaps SFist's own Donor's Choose challenge isn't going to break any records (and we're not the best promoter's are we?).

But that doesn't mean there's a flaw in the system... well not a flaw in the Donor's Choose system anyway, don't even get us started on flaws in the public school system. So from now until September 30, Donor's Choose is trying to raise $250,000 for California school proposals and half of that is being donated by big money corporate sponsors. The rest would come from nice, education supporting, happy people like yourselves.

We look a look at some of the chosen proposals (the proposals are absolutely the best things about Donor's Choose) and have found that there is something for everyone: