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(Orlando Sentinel)   Parents have no issue with sending their children to a school that received an "F" rating, but tell them they may have to get uniforms for their underachieving students and suddenly they give a damn   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 21
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2014-08-04 01:31:09 AM  
5 votes:
Just make the school uniform consist of saggy jorts and oversized t-shirts with bedazzled crowns and shiat on 'em, and wah lah, all the students already have uniforms
2014-08-04 01:49:28 AM  
2 votes:
I'll have my wife put on her uniform and I'll make an impartial assessment of the potential benefits of their use.


See ya later.
2014-08-04 01:38:02 AM  
2 votes:

FizixJunkee: Here in Atlanta, the mandatory school supply list includes red pens for the teacher to use for grading, Kleenex brand tissues (yes, they specified the brand), paper towels, Purell hand sanitizer, and other classroom supplies. It's one thing for us parents to have to buy notebooks and crayons; it's another thing altogether to have to buy supplies that the school system should be providing.


X1000
We just had to send in red pens for teacher, erasers and sharpies for the farking black(white)board, etc.  Give it a couple years, they'll be adding furnace filters and mop heads to the farking list.
2014-08-04 01:26:37 AM  
2 votes:
Why should we donate when someone already said they'd pay the entire bill.


Unless.

feckingmorons: they are lying

2014-08-04 12:56:26 AM  
2 votes:

optikeye: Bathia_Mapes: I think the parents have every right to be upset if the decision to require mandatory uniforms wasn't properly communicated to them on such short notice. A lot of people live paycheck to paycheck and simply cannot afford to buy additional clothing.

Fecking said he would do it....get in him in touch with the school board and the parents. You should have his name...he said he would do it...MAKE IT HAPPEN.


It would be nice to see a farker do something so kind, especially something that will probably cost tens of thousands of dollars.  feckingmorons might get a positive story about Fark on the news.
2014-08-03 11:52:15 PM  
2 votes:
So far this time the criticism has centered on cost and the short notice.

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2014-08-04 06:13:35 AM  
1 votes:

saintstryfe: 1) The reasonable list - school supplies, maybe a box of tissues. Otherwise, it's just a list of supplies. They're remarkably close to the generic "This is what you need for an 8th grader" lists we have. These are increasingly rare.

2) The Hyper-Specific - "The student must have 3 1/2" round-ring 3-ring binders binders in red, yellow and blue with inserts" Problem: I've worked in office supplies for 10 years. We have never sold red blue and yellow 1/2 binders. 1/2" binders are business tools, they come in black and white. (the easy fix: A white one with colored paper inserts.). The reason for the insanity? The teachers are so obsessed with putting the student into a single organizational method that they color code and specify brands on everything. My favorite was one list this year that demanded 3 subject Mead plastic-front, plastic ringed notebooks. I've never seen them except on Amazon. I know this woulda killed me, I never liked that level of organization. Another one they love throwing: Demanding only Ticonderoga pre-sharpened pencils (that cost 6.50 a box of 20, compared to my store's 10 back unsharpened pencils, for a dollar.)

3) The Supply Shop - these lists have a few things like notebooks and pencils, but honestly? Most of it is for the classroom. One local one this year requests 6 boxes of tissues per student. Personally, I can only assume the teacher stuffs her bra and is sweaty. Another demanded a large package of paper towels - the big ones you see people wheel out of Costco. My favorite was one that also wanted parents to provide rolls of colored paper for bulletin boards.


4) The Mystery List - for reasons known only to the school district and the Teachers' Cabal, the list of sixth-grade supplies for my daughter just entering middle school is not being made available until the week before school starts - by which time all the supplies will be sold out. Because nothing prepares a child for a step up in the world like being pointlessly jerked around by unaccountable authority figures.
2014-08-04 04:27:09 AM  
1 votes:

TheMysticS: I've had to buy cupcakes for a class of 20+ kids more than once (elementary kids) celebrating birthdays because the parent wouldn't do it


You're a sucker. Cupcakes aren't school supplies.
2014-08-04 04:23:47 AM  
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Just make the school uniform consist of saggy jorts and oversized t-shirts with bedazzled crowns and shiat on 'em, and wah lah, all the students already have uniforms



assets.amuniversal.com
2014-08-04 04:09:07 AM  
1 votes:

im14u2c: gadian: TheMysticS: Don't have kids, do ya?

I do.  I'm just not going to provide a teacher's wishlist of supplies.  You can teach without fancy colored markers, multi-colored papers, 25 gigantor bottles of hand sanitizer, 25 economy sized boxes of kleenex and a million little tabs of velcro stickies all over the walls.

What's with all the hand sanitizer these days, anyway?  We never had that crap growing up.  Are they drinking it?

And Kleenex... that stuff's relatively expensive, even if you buy it in bulk, if you buy the name-brand Kleenex.  I bought the 48-pack of 125-tissue boxes, and even with the bulk discount it's about $1.70/box.  That really adds up quick!  If you buy individual boxes at the grocery store the prices are easily twice that or more per tissue.


Christ, man, how often are you jerking off? That's 6000 tissues.
2014-08-04 04:08:20 AM  
1 votes:
My wife is an elementary school teacher, so I'm really getting a kick...

The school she teaches at is low on the socio-economic scale. Plus, a lot of refugee families from faraway places. Last year, there were 11 diffferent languages spoken at the homes of the students just in her classroom; about FIFTY in the entire school.

It is rare for a student to have a 'decent' amount of school supplies on the first day. Now you want them to have uniforms? The 'School Supply Fairy' will be buying a boatload of pencils (unsharpened, but Ticonderoga - we're not animals), a hundred or so notebooks,gluesticks and Kleenex packs. And 25 of everything else.

I figure I spend a paycheck on various school supplies, visits to the Teacher Supply Store and books at the book fairs at school. And I'm at the school about 100 hours 'volunteering'.

I haven't bought copy paper or paper towels - yet.

/Looking forward to the first day of school
//I want to see the kids cry when mommy goes away.
///It's the same sound when they realize there's no candy in the van...
2014-08-04 02:56:56 AM  
1 votes:

ReverendJasen: FizixJunkee: Here in Atlanta, the mandatory school supply list includes red pens for the teacher to use for grading, Kleenex brand tissues (yes, they specified the brand), paper towels, Purell hand sanitizer, and other classroom supplies. It's one thing for us parents to have to buy notebooks and crayons; it's another thing altogether to have to buy supplies that the school system should be providing.

X1000
We just had to send in red pens for teacher, erasers and sharpies for the farking black(white)board, etc.  Give it a couple years, they'll be adding furnace filters and mop heads to the farking list.


hehehe. I work selling office supplies.

It's an absolute nightmare filling these lists. I break them down into 3 types

1) The reasonable list - school supplies, maybe a box of tissues. Otherwise, it's just a list of supplies. They're remarkably close to the generic "This is what you need for an 8th grader" lists we have. These are increasingly rare.

2) The Hyper-Specific - "The student must have 3 1/2" round-ring 3-ring binders binders in red, yellow and blue with inserts" Problem: I've worked in office supplies for 10 years. We have never sold red blue and yellow 1/2 binders. 1/2" binders are business tools, they come in black and white. (the easy fix: A white one with colored paper inserts.). The reason for the insanity? The teachers are so obsessed with putting the student into a single organizational method that they color code and specify brands on everything. My favorite was one list this year that demanded 3 subject Mead plastic-front, plastic ringed notebooks. I've never seen them except on Amazon. I know this woulda killed me, I never liked that level of organization. Another one they love throwing: Demanding only Ticonderoga pre-sharpened pencils (that cost 6.50 a box of 20, compared to my store's 10 back unsharpened pencils, for a dollar.)

3) The Supply Shop - these lists have a few things like notebooks and pencils, but honestly? Most of it is for the classroom. One local one this year requests 6 boxes of tissues per student. Personally, I can only assume the teacher stuffs her bra and is sweaty. Another demanded a large package of paper towels - the big ones you see people wheel out of Costco. My favorite was one that also wanted parents to provide rolls of colored paper for bulletin boards.
2014-08-04 02:44:19 AM  
1 votes:

SouthParkCon: As to the uniforms...let's see how many of these kids are coming to school in $100 Nike's or $20-30 shirts and jeans because it's what they "have" to wear. My kids go to a charter school that requires uniforms and it's a whole lot cheaper going back to school shopping. Having fashion as a distraction isn't an issue at the school my kids go to and I'm all for it and IMHO it does make a difference.


It's the way of the world, mate. You're judged on clothes. Look like a slob people will respond to that. Hiding kids behind the facade of a jumper or a button up shirt doesn't stop that.

Beside, in every school I've ever been at with uniforms the number one thing everyone who cares does is trying to differentiate themselves somehow - jewelry, accessories, hair things, wrist bands, watches, whatever. Kids like to be personalized. If they didn't, where would the market be for Bort licence plates?
2014-08-04 02:22:24 AM  
1 votes:
cdn2.fashionablygeek.com
And this one because it is random and creepy.
2014-08-04 02:19:50 AM  
1 votes:
www.dvice.com
Just because it was random.
2014-08-04 02:02:09 AM  
1 votes:
a.dilcdn.com
2014-08-04 01:47:54 AM  
1 votes:
Know who else liked all the kids to dress the same?

2.bp.blogspot.com

www.democratic-republicans.us
2014-08-04 01:39:21 AM  
1 votes:

optikeye: Bathia_Mapes: I think the parents have every right to be upset if the decision to require mandatory uniforms wasn't properly communicated to them on such short notice. A lot of people live paycheck to paycheck and simply cannot afford to buy additional clothing.

Fecking said he would do it....get in him in touch with the school board and the parents. You should have his name...he said he would do it...MAKE IT HAPPEN.


He might even get on FarkTV!
2014-08-04 12:39:55 AM  
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: I think the parents have every right to be upset if the decision to require mandatory uniforms wasn't properly communicated to them on such short notice. A lot of people live paycheck to paycheck and simply cannot afford to buy additional clothing.


Fecking said he would do it....get in him in touch with the school board and the parents. You should have his name...he said he would do it...MAKE IT HAPPEN.
2014-08-03 11:44:44 PM  
1 votes:
Perhaps there is a relationship between their attitudes and the poorly performing students?

/nah
2014-08-03 11:27:00 PM  
1 votes:
I'll buy the ones that can't afford uniforms two sets if they promise to STFU.
 
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