posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 11:32 AM
reply to post by Vitchilo
First of all...the article talks about ONE school with toilet paper on the list and this school is in Honolulu (Im sure they have their own system of
things of how they need to work out supplies).
Toilet paper is not a normal item asked for by schools but now Im not surprised really that the school was in Honolulu that was asking for this.
About all the other stuff...I dont see the big difference.
Everyone wants to whine about things it seems. Your child is getting a public education....your child will need things while there at the public
I have no problem with having to send my children with a list of things they will USE AT school. They are at school during the week more then they are
at home during awake hours. Our taxes do pay for a lot in the schools!!
There is always places that will help also, if you cant find a way to pay for the items, just ask the teacher.
For 3 kids this year, my school lists were very high. One just started preschool....so he actually had the most stuff to take. Everything from paper
towels to crayons to antibacterial wipes. The older kids just need binders, paper, pens, pencils and odds and ins. Places like preschools are going to
have larger lists of dry goods....like paper towels ect. Preschools may even ask for the toilet paper but I have yet to see that myself.
Its tough on the kids that can not get all the things they need...so instead of just sending your kids with what YOU THINK they need...ask for a
little help so you can get their list of supplies. It takes a village, to raise children. There are always places that will help you fulfill your
lists for your child's education.
Someone mentioned something about the south and schools. I do live in the Bible belt....I have no issues what so ever with this being a issue in the
schools. We moved from the north to the south in mid swing of school time and there was no difference in the school system that involved anything
about religion or faith. The preschool my youngest goes to is in a church...and they will have daily bible lesson for 20 mins....but this is by
choice..there are plenty of places I could of took him that was not in a church.
I guess if you have such a issue with the school lists of items they are needing...maybe home schooling if more suited for you.
Even if I did see toilet paper on the list...I would not complain. This is my child I am sending to someone else for their education. Im happy to send
them with supplies.