Lernaeus: Damn straight.You shouldn't have to PAY for your kid's education. Go on and shift that burden onto all taxpayers - including those whose kids are out if schools and those didn't breed - then excuse doing so with the ol' "educated kids" and "the good of society" argument, even though the kids will 'graduate' functionally illiterate and lacking rudimentary job and life skills.
ReverendJasen: The page-long list of demanded supplies our kids bring home each year is starting to get ridiculous. Some of the teachers even specify what brand of item they'll accept. The one made sure to bold and italicize that the our 1st grader's scissors be "Fiskars" and only "Fiskars." I think she owned Fiskar stock, personally.
crabsno termites: CSB: ca. 1954, school sent home a "supply list" (3d grade). My mommy says "Kiss my ass" (not true, my mommy wouldn't say "shiat" if she had a mouthful). Never heard another word about it./My mommy iss the original clas act, not because my mommy, because of what she is.//She's 90, I'm 67.///Unlike her, I've been known to say "shiat!" frequently. Wish I had got the better parts of her.
CipollinaFan: So now schools have to provide their students with supplies. It is a good thing that education funding is not being cut due to a stupid compromise about the debt ceiling.
MyRandomName: Fizpez: great_tigers: Deathfrogg: great_tigers: Conflicted,On one hand I think that we need to stop enabling everyone in the USA. Are the schools supposed to supply the students with back packs and band instruments too?Yet, I think that a small portion of a teachers salary is given with the expectation of spending some of it on school supplies for kids. Most employed people do sacrifice some of their wages to go to the opportunity to work. Manufacturing requires steel toed boots a lot of the time, dress shirts are required at more office centered jobs and need to be dry cleaned.If a teacher needs to spend 100 dollars on some school supplies, I think their salary for working 9 months, impeccable insurance and tenure will come with some of the territory.Lol wut?Pretty simple, parents need to take care of some things, teachers should also take care of some things. It isn't an all or nothing situation. It is a compromise.Good thing teachers get to come to work naked on their magic flying unicorn and don't already have expenses tied to the job like maintaining a license, continuing education, supplies consumed at home that are 100% part of the job, etc.And just to be clear - apparently its a crushing burden to ask the parents to buy the list of consumables the student will use up during the year, but it's perfectly OK to ask the teacher to buy that same list of material for all thirty+ students in their room, which apparently should cost "around a 100 dollars" for the whole class...... yeah, right.Amazing how teachers think they are the only professions with continuing education.
MyRandomName: CipollinaFan: So now schools have to provide their students with supplies. It is a good thing that education funding is not being cut due to a stupid compromise about the debt ceiling.School funding has grown way faster than inflation. Problem is the majority of new funds go to administration. How about fixing the top heavy system before shoveling more money to it. The U.S. spends more per student than virtually every other country.
crabsno termites: KrispyKritter: anyone that knows a school teacher or two knows many teachers have been spending their own money buying and bringing in whatever they can for their students for years. meanwhile the bulk of most folks local taxes go to the school system. fark parents. you want to have children you should be paying for their needs.Let me guess: card carrying member of NEA (or equivalent state education association)?
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