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It’s a funny way to keep pupils supplied

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One thing that puzzles me about public schools is how teachers routinely have to reach into their own pockets to buy basic supplies for their classrooms. You would think that with the generous salaries and benefits that school districts routinely bestow on teachers and administrators and with the millions they are willing to pay for playing fields and swimming pools, they would be able to buy enough chalk to keep the students’ hands busy, but ...

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October 14, 2011
6:57 a.m.

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Get your facts straight. I am a retired teacher. I was given a budget each year to spend on certain supplies. I had to spend it whether I needed those supplies or not. It was not meant for the basics that children so often run out of. that includes paper and pens, pencils and crayons, kleenex and paper towels, soap for washing hands in the classroom. I was given certain catalogs to order out of for equipment like calculators and teaching supplements that I really didn't need but had to reorder each year anyway. You can only use so many calculators especially when children usually bring their own. I don't know whar schools you're talking about, but I find teacers like to buy so they can deduct and feel like martyrs. With the salaries they are getting they can afford a few supplies.

October 15, 2011
7:12 p.m.

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Hey tgeorge; reread the article and learn Carl Strocks style. He has never been a friend to teachers. His article is either an olive branch to the teachers who hate him or:
There is some word play going on here. You're a teacher?; then you can figure it out. Alot of money for teachers and little for the students!