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Originally posted by mblahnikluver
HOW does one get assistance if they can afford the luxuries of life?!?! People need to learn to budget and LIVE on it or do something with your life and work for the things you want instead of expecting everyone to just give it to you.
Originally posted by smyleegrl
Beez, this is very good advice. There's just one problem....if I do this, I'll most likely lose my job. And I need my job (at least until I write a hit novel, haha).
I've rocked the boat for the past two years. We have a new principal, who started last year, and I've stood up to some of the more "crazy" schemes. I've also been very vocal about the problems with social promotion, mandated testing, etc.
I've written the newspaper with an anonymous editorial one time...everyone guessed it was me. They said they could tell by the writing.
So how to bring pressure without losing my livelihood?
Originally posted by intrptr
reply to post by smyleegrl
Sorry, I didn't read beyond your OP, but I was wondering if when you say "you" pay for their school supplies, do you mean out of your pocket or the states?
Originally posted by spaceg0at
women on welfare should have to take birth control or face debtors prison for weakening the nation.
wanna have a baby?.... get a job
The state's budget is so small that teachers literally buy the materials we need. I do get a stipend from the state....$70.00 to spend for supplies that has to last an entire school year. As you can imagine, with 20 students, $70.00 doesn't go far.
I'm sorry for going on and on about the money, but its nice to vent.
Originally posted by coop039
OP- I know exactly what you mean about these people. And I must say Im surprised and pleased that some of the more "left" ATS members have not posted here about how they dont believe you, because Ive seen them do this to others. I even posted a reply once about seeing someone in a grocery store buy $400 worth of steaks and junk food with food stamps, then get into a new SUV, and I was met with responses like "I dont believe you", and "that story seems unlikely".