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TolunaTeam

  27 months ago

School Supplies- the old, the new, the heavy
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Part of the Weekend Opinions Contest:

Post a comment indicating your opinion on school supplies. What makes sense for the little ones to carry, and what should be changed or what is obsolete?

All comments with an eloquent opinion will get 500 points. Additionally, the comment with the most likes will get a total of 5000 points.

Contest open until Monday September 18th. Points will be credited no later than Tuesday, September 19th.
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shannonloy

  27 months ago
I think that teachers/schools should not specify particular supplies (like Vis A Vis pens). If such items are absolutely necessary, I think the school should provide them or collect a specific amount per child. I think that only the basics (depending on grade/school):
Pencils/Pens
Paper
Scissors
Glue
Crayons
Obviously, if the school is using laptops for all work, the pencils, pens and paper are obsolete.
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inang11115133

  27 months ago
paper and pencels shoud be the only thing they need
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btd227

  27 months ago
I do not have children & was born in 1980, therefore don't quite know what exactly kids use nowadays but with all technology's advancements I can assume laptops and tablets replace most (if not all) of the notebooks, folders, & heavy 3 ring binders.. I also imagine there is less use of pencils, pens, highlighters, whiteout, etc. Since many things are now done on computer versus the old school task of handwriting & rewriting of school work.
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boadolyka

  27 months ago
edi wow
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vinodshukla2010

  27 months ago
no this is a very big and this time is good
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lorimar98

  27 months ago
Parents should have to contribute by purchasing school supplies for their kids whether attending public or private schools. The stores make it very easy by having really low prices on the supplies before school starts. Although one supply that is worthless are those small personal plastic pencil sharpeners. My daughter has had that on her list before and those do not sharpen pencils very well.
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deja_usa45

  27 months ago
elementary students should have a pencil box
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cjallen81885

  27 months ago
school should supply them
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julid1980

  27 months ago
I feel like parents should contribute some supplies for the classroom, but should have a decent amount of school supplies at home needed for homework and/or special projects, especially as children get older. Parents have a responsibility to provide the basics supplies, so that under paid teachers have the basic necessities needed to teach the next generation the basic skills needed. Too many parents expect the public schools to raise their children instead of supplementing what is taught at home.
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mandea27678996

  27 months ago
I think the school supply list has items that don`t get used and it`s to much for the children to tote around every day for a year.
what ever happened to the pencils, paper, glue, ruler, crayon, tissue, backpacks. That was the essentials for elementary school. Then Middle School pencils, pens, paper, dictionary, rulers, notebooks, colored folders.
High school lap tops along with the schools software for the kids to carry out there school assignments and the school can access the kids data and grade every thing.
what happened to the school system supplying the needs of the children ?
why do the school system automatically think that us as parents and afford all of these things. why not send a note home asking parents what can they can and can`t afford.
parents with more than 1 child in school can`t afford all these things per child. Why not be mindful that living day to day month to month pay check to pay check just isn't enough monies to be buying all these things that might or might not be used. I think the school system needs to do something to help out a household of 2 or more children get some of these school supplies.
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