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  •  Our school felt it couldn't afford librarians. (5+ / 0-)

    There's these things happening all over - they're called "Budget Cuts".  We lost 10 teachers last year in one school.

    We made schools and education an after thought in this country.

    My daughter went to school in Calif. that couldn't afford toilet paper.  My daughter carried tissues in her pockets in case she had to use the filthy bathroom.

    They could barely fix the broken tables there.

    "Love One Another" ~ George Harrison

    by Damnit Janet on Tue May 21, 2013 at 08:52:46 AM PDT

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    •  My oldest niece is a teacher in California (4+ / 0-)

      At the beginning of the school year she asks her students to bring a roll of paper towels and a box of Kleenex; that's usually enough to last the entire school year (she locks them in her classroom's closet). Some kids will bring more to cover those who can't afford it (thank goodness for Costco).

      At least the school can still afford toilet paper, and custodians to keep things clean (she's told me the most important thing a new teacher can do is form a good relationship with the school custodians; you never know when you need an emergency cleanup and they move a lot faster when it's a teacher they like).

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Tue May 21, 2013 at 11:21:45 AM PDT

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