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    nervousnellie, Debby, bkamr

    You've helped me add a few more talking points to the speech I give when encountering similar SB 5 supporters in Ohio.  There was an amazing amount of anti-education propaganda disseminated during that campaign and we haven't seen the end of it.

    A suggestion about supplies:  When my kids were in school, I asked if it would be possible to write a yearly check for supply fees instead of shopping for individual items on the list.  I was even willing to double the amount to help pay for other students supplies if they couldn't afford them. Some supplies are often hard to find in stock at regular stores, plus teachers or schools might be able to negotiate a volume discount on them.  School administration wasn't receptive to the idea, but perhaps they should reconsider.

    Sadly, Ohio has become the laboratory for bad education policy, especially where privatization is concerned.  But let's keep fighting the good fight.

    "I'll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one."

    by Betty Pinson on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 07:07:33 AM PST

    •  We give parents the option of writing a check (0+ / 0-)

      for the supplies list for their student, and our art teacher (and her children) fill hundreds of bags of supplies at the lower rates we can buy supplies at ... passing on savings to our parents while still being able to use it as a fund raiser to support us having art in our school.

      Our art teacher and her children spend three, very full weeks every summer creating the bags for each grade group, and teaching team.  It helps our parental community AND it largely funds our art program.

      I never cease to be amazed at the entreprenuerial and organizational capabilities many of the teachers I work with have and use to make education happen in our district.

      Plutocracy (noun) Greek ploutokratia, from ploutos wealth; 1) government by the wealthy; 2) 21st c. U.S.A.; 3) 22nd c. The World

      by bkamr on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 02:05:21 PM PST

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