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Why people need internet including people on PA

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

I am not on pa but if i was i would still need internet and would pay for it if i had too.

My dd is in the 8th grade. a couple of her teacher do not hand out text book. they told all the students to look at the books online, when they do their homework. so yea sometimes you need internet.

Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 24, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Aug. 24, 2013 at 9:02 PM

We get PA only SNAP(food stamps) and I dig through the malls trash for soda cans just to pay for Internet for my kids. I have a 8th and 9th grader and all textbooks are online starting this school year. We live to far from the school or local library for them to use before or after school.

DH and I are always applying for jobs. If were still jobs in December when I am cleared to travel (3 surgeries in a 3 months time on my stomach) we are packing up and leaving this state.

Quoting Anonymous:

I am not on pa but if i was i would still need internet and would pay for it if i had too.

My dd is in the 8th grade. a couple of her teacher do not hand out text book. they told all the students to look at the books online, when they do their homework. so yea sometimes you need internet.


laranadtony
by Ruby Member on Aug. 24, 2013 at 9:02 PM


Quoting Anonymous:

Only in select area's. My DH lost his job and we looked into it and they do not offer it in our area.

Quoting Anonymous:

anyone who's child gets free or reduced lunch could possibly qualify for deeply discounted internet and a 150 dollar lap top throught comcast.


They don't offer it here either.

Correction, they do offer it here but you have to PAY 150 dollars for the laptop. I just asked my husband.

Don't sweat the petty things;Don't pet the sweaty things!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 24, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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so how is that child suppose to get home after the stay after school and miss the bus? Some kids don't get home until well after 5 pm and gas to go back and forth to the libaries can cost more than the actual internet and you have an hour limit on the computer at most libary, teen tend to have more than an hour work of homework.

Quoting Anonymous:

There are libraries and places you can go for free internet access, including the schools. Have your child stay afterschool and use the computers there if you must.


SageAdvice
by on Aug. 24, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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 If any teacher tells any student they have to do /access any school work online - the school is required to make sure that child has access and time to complete the assignment within school hours and or provide the means for it to be done outside school hours.  People should really learn the laws and what schools can do and have to provide. Most schools who require this kind of work will offer laptops w/ internet that can be signed out.

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 24, 2013 at 9:05 PM

well you see my dd don't have the advantage of staying after school or going to the libary or a friend house and being that some of her book are online, how is she suppose do homework, study without text books?

Quoting Val99:

Funny, I made it through a PHD, my daughter made it through an MD, and my son made it through a DVM without home internet.  Libraries are great resources.  I'm sorry you feel like your 8th grader couldn't do what we did through advanced degrees.

Quoting Anonymous:

I am not on pa but if i was i would still need internet and would pay for it if i had too.

My dd is in the 8th grade. a couple of her teacher do not hand out text book. they told all the students to look at the books online, when they do their homework. so yea sometimes you need internet.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Aug. 24, 2013 at 9:05 PM

We have Comcast for our Internet and they DO NOT OFFER IT IN OUR ARERA. I HAVE ASKED.

Quoting Anonymous:


if they have comcast in your area, they do.

Quoting Anonymous:

Only in select area's. My DH lost his job and we looked into it and they do not offer it in our area.

Quoting Anonymous:

anyone who's child gets free or reduced lunch could possibly qualify for deeply discounted internet and a 150 dollar lap top throught comcast.





Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Aug. 24, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Need...so funny....need....How is life supported by the internet???? Food, i get it, Shelter, ok...but internet?

leksismommy
by Platinum Member on Aug. 24, 2013 at 9:05 PM
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These days, you need internet in order to find a job. If you are on PA because you are unemployed, you need internet to find a job, and no the library is not a better alternative, most people that I know who are on PA do not have cars, or the resources to put kids in daycare while they spend hours applying for jobs.

RMC007
by Silver Member on Aug. 24, 2013 at 9:06 PM

I don't need internet to live, but I need internet for my job. Your son doesn't need internet to live, but he needs it for homework. Some people don't understand that. You say, "I need internet," and they act like you are saying you would die without internet.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Aug. 24, 2013 at 9:06 PM
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Yep, no need for no fancy 8th grade education.


Quoting Anonymous:

You NEED food, clothing, shelter, water, that's it!


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