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Now for the bullshit of the day

Everywhere I turn there seem to be someone begging for school supplies.  Boxes here, boxes there, donate donate donate.  They are even taking vans around begging people to give backpacks (which children should not be wearing), pencils, paper, notebooks and on and on.  This is in just one county, I am sure they are doing this in evry county and in every state.  This is bullshit.  I grew up in a poor household, we had very few luxuries, but Mum and Dad brought us notebook paper and notebooks and pencils and we had new clothes and shoes to wear to school and we had a packed lunch each day.  I may sound like an arsehole but this collection of school supplies is not needed.  Sure, there will be plenty of people lining up to take them, people that probably could easily go out and buy them.  After all, there is no pride any more.

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  •  RonH: 
     

    It's a big deal to some kids to break their pencils and leave them on the floor when they leave class. (Sort of a symbolic gesture.)

    I wouldn't give diddly squat to these skoo supply drives.

     
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  •  Greystarfish1: 
     

    I totally agree. It is done, in Tennessee, too. People pay taxes for school. There is no reason, for people, to buy school supplies, for schools. Also, in late July to early August, Tennessee has a sales tax free weekend, to help parents, teachers, and the schools. Tennessee has done this for years, https://www.tn.gov/revenue/taxes/sales-and-use-tax/sales-tax-holiday.html

     
     134 days ago 
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  •  viccles2004: 
     

    Just how much in school supplies does a kid need? They have workbooks, text books, tests are already given out on printed paper. Even the homework is usually printed out. A notebook and some pencils and they are good to go!

     
     135 days ago 
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  •  legacycowgirl: 
     

    Agreed. If you can't afford kids, use BC. 

     
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  •  VeroMariquita: 
     

    I totally agree with you on this one, Kim. I know people who don't need them but go get the supplies because they are free.

     
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    •  SecretCorners: 
       

      And what does that teach their children?

       
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  •  MacFarsider: 
     

    What gets me is how a majority of our property tax here is due to the cost to run our schools. The Superintendents making 200k a year salary and the schools begging parents to donate school supplies for classrooms. 

     
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    •  RonH: 
       

      Amen!We should push the local media to highlight how much the local skoo sup donated. (Maybe after a few years of an expected thousand of that 200K, this yearly ritual would magically stop.)

       
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Posted: 02.08.2018
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