I keep reading post after post about how schools are asking parents to buy supplies, send extra supplies, pay for books, and even pay tuition for public school... Then today I'm reading about schools cutting out PE, Music, Arts and other classes...
We are in a "low income" area technically, and have a HUGE school district, one of the largest in the state... But NONE of this is going on here. You send your kids with a pencil and notebook - and frankly they get more from the school... There are no fees, no supplies to buy, and out Arts, Music and PE departments are the schools crowning glory... Sure, it's not prefect, but I am SHOCKED at what other districts are doing...
Anyone else really shocked by this stuff, or am I just spoiled?
Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 5:52 PM on Jul. 25, 2010 inLevel 40 (122,988 Credits)
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Answer by OneToughMami at 5:59 PM on Jul. 25, 2010
i don't have to buy anything for my daughter for school...they buy it all in bulk, and then we just have to pay 20-25 bucks within the first few weeks of school..pretty much nothing!!!!! they do it that way, because 1) its cheaper for everyone and 2)so that the kids aren't fighting/arguing on who has "cooler" things..so that the less income families kids, don't feel bad when they see the other kids have all the hot new and exciting stuff...i think its great!! one thing we do have to buy is a pair of indoor shoes for the kids...but, even that this year we don't have to because a local church is donating a brand new pair of indoor shoes for the kids!! my daughter goes to a public school..and luckily they haven't cut any thing outta the school curriculum
Answer by alexis_06 at 6:01 PM on Jul. 25, 2010