I wasn't planning to go as JPEF was founded by Gary Chartrand an anti teacher and anti public education millionaire and now it sounds like he may be the only one who can afford to go.
My only thought is maybe they don't want people, especially teachers to come celebrate teachers as that cost is prohibitive for most.
If you want to celebrate great teachers, apparently it will run ya.
Seventy-five bucks folks and you have to dress up, on a Friday? Sheesh.