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Fwd: Fees for Supplies

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Tue, 11 Aug 1998 15:44:34 EDT

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From: RWilk85411
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Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 15:41:26 EDT
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In a message dated 8/11/98 11:06:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time, ckupcin

<< Just a thought . . . why should "everybody" be responsible? Aren't
taxpayers already supporting their districts through property taxes? Are
individual supplies too much to ask of parents these days (of proliferation
of Nike shoes, starter jackets, designer clothes)? >>
The current "it takes a village" theory goes just so

Precisely my point. If we are not allowed to require students to pay for or
provide certain supplies, then the burden falls on the body of taxpayers in
the form of increased taxes. It just seems that the people who make these
decisions cannot see past their bleeding hearts. I have always made
arrangements for students who could not afford what was being asked of them or
whose parents refused to spend the money. I think that is infinitely fairer
than creating a situation that can only be supported with increased taxes.
Once again, the tail is wagging the dog.