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Back-to-school night

Filed under: — stan @ 9:48 pm

We went to Back-to-School night at Don Benito this evening. This is our first time being parents of a school-age child, so it’s all new to us. We didn’t realize that public school is a lot like public TV. A good bit of the evening was devoted to begging us to donate money. Apparently, the school doesn’t pay for classroom supplies, so the teachers end up spending their own money to get the classrooms outfitted. This is pathetic.

On the plus side, Lucinda’s teachers seem very capable and nice. So we will likely pony up some cash to help out with the supplies.

2 Responses to “Back-to-school night”

  1. Michelle Says:

    Bwahahaha! This post hit a nerve! Being a public school teacher, yes, I can tell you that we regularly beg for such necessities as overhead markers, etc. I work in a poor neighborhood, so I gave up. Last year, our son’s first year, my husband went to an event, aka “celebration” called “Donuts for Dads”. The entire thing consisted of a lecture on discipline….so much for a good time.

  2. Stan Says:

    It’s sad, but I guess we just have to live with it. But no matter what, I’m sure that the Republicans are to blame for the situation…

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