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Old 10-04-2019, 10:02 AM   #101
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I just upgraded from a iphone 5 to an 8 plus last year--I am going places!!
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:21 AM   #102
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We do lol, thereís probably a Emily in her class with a unicorn binder that says Kaelyn on it.
No I am pretty sure they just cross out Kaelyn with black marker and write Emily underneath it. I know thatís what they did at our kids school.
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:25 AM   #103
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Do you all realize that cellphone companies give iPhones away for "free" so that's not a good indicator of disposable income?
I have given old phones away.
My job requires me to have a phone so I have the iPhone 11 coming and two perfectly fine iPhone 10 I can give away to whoever wants them.

Stop judging books by their cover
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:28 AM   #104
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yep that would **** me off.
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:31 AM   #105
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Do you all realize that cellphone companies give iPhones away for "free" so that's not a good indicator of disposable income?
I have given old phones away.
My job requires me to have a phone so I have the iPhone 11 coming and two perfectly fine iPhone 10 I can give away to whoever wants them.

Stop judging books by their cover
Thatís not right. You expect us to use old outdated junk? We want the 11 too!!!

^^^Thats a joke. Really a great offer. I just hate changing phones.
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Thatís crazy! But now that I think about it while in school itís nice to have a well decorated classroom it made it fun. I was in rooms that were decorated from wall to wall and others that had one or 2 posters. I honestly wish teachers got paid way more I know itís a profession that one loves and doesnít do it for the money.
I have two friends that teach, one elementary school and one high school. They get paid plenty, for the time they work. And just because you give them a raise, you think they are going to spend it on decorating the room, or on supplies. I THINK NOT. The ones that decorate now, buy supplies will do the same with a raise, the ones that donít decorate now WILL NOT decorate the class room, buy supplies, any differently with a raise, I can guarantee you. And this question was answered from both of the teachers I know, and a couple others we were with.
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Oh eff that! I would be mad!
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So, after reading this, and I don't post a ton I cannot help but give everyone the correct information - AS HUSBAND OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL IN TEXAS.

It is not the school or teacher's fault, don't go at them. It is YOUR fault (now before everyone blasts me keep reading).

The teachers are the only following the rules set forth by their employers - the school district. Just like you have rules to follow at your job, so do they. Break a rule, get in trouble, written up, loose your job, etc.

A no. 2 pencil is a no. 2 pencil, don't sweat that part. For the nicer things your kid picks out write their name on it, 99% of the time they will get it. It is not the over worked, under paid teacher's responsibility to keep track of 200 red folders or 200 folders with princesses and who's is who's.

Back to the YOUR fault - you elected the politicians that set the rules the teachers have to follow, don't blame them, go be active and elect someone that will fix the issues in a manner you desire.

Most of all remember this - yes you are a tax payer, the teachers work for you but they are people as well, treat them as you would like your boss to treat you. THEY ARE NOT PAID TO RAISE YOUR KIDS, they are paid to teach them. You are responsible for raising and instilling in your children the ability to ask for their items, to behave in class, etc. Remember, God put us here to teach, guide, and raise our children. He is very clear on this, humans are inherently wrong and bad - did you teach your children how to say "mine"??? But you do have to teach them to apologize and behave, correct? Go with the attitude that my adult - college degree educated professional is correct 99% of the time, and my child is probably embellishing ("mine") to keep from getting in trouble and miracles will happen for you.

My wife has her own family and children to raise properly. Remember these teachers (99%) of them care deeply for every child, care for them in the same manner and you will be amazed at the results.

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Old 10-04-2019, 11:11 AM   #109
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Some folks do not have a choice.
IDK, about that. We drove old cars, lived in a cheaper house, didn't go out to eat much, I was the sole provider at a not high paying job, so my wife (and me too) could homeschool our kid, all with no government help. It all depends on how you prioritize. Oh, and i got to pay taxes for the crapper public school system i didn't use. He then went on to graduate college with honors.

So, really if you don't like public schools, raise and teach your own kids, they will be better off in the long run and you won't have to put up with the public school BS of redistributing your supplies and other fun things. You will however still have to pay taxes for crap you don't use, but that is what people keep voting for so not much you can do about that.
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So, after reading this, and I don't post a ton I cannot help but give everyone the correct information - AS HUSBAND OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL IN TEXAS.

It is not the school or teacher's fault, don't go at them. It is YOUR fault (now before everyone blasts me keep reading).

The teachers are the only following the rules set forth by their employers - the school district. Just like you have rules to follow at your job, so do they. Break a rule, get in trouble, written up, loose your job, etc.

A no. 2 pencil is a no. 2 pencil, don't sweat that part. For the nicer things your kid picks out write their name on it, 99% of the time they will get it. It is not the over worked, under paid teacher's responsibility to keep track of 200 red folders or 200 folders with princesses and who's is who's.

Back to the YOUR fault - you elected the politicians that set the rules the teachers have to follow, don't blame them, go be active and elect someone that will fix the issues in a manner you desire.

Most of all remember this - yes you are a tax payer, the teachers work for you but they are people as well, treat them as you would like your boss to treat you. THEY ARE NOT PAID TO RAISE YOUR KIDS, they are paid to teach them. You are responsible for raising and instilling in your children the ability to ask for their items, to behave in class, etc. Remember, God put us here to teach, guide, and raise our children. He is very clear on this, humans are inherently wrong and bad - did you teach your children how to say "mine"??? But you do have to teach them to apologize and behave, correct? Go with the attitude that my adult - college degree educated professional is correct 99% of the time, and my child is probably embellishing ("mine") to keep from getting in trouble and miracles will happen for you.

My wife has her own family and children to raise properly. Remember these teachers (99%) of them care deeply for every child, care for them in the same manner and you will be amazed at the results.

Not my fault, as soon as someone says, "it's for the children" I know to vote against it, and try to get others to do the same. I swear though, around here people vote for every public funded that comes up and most call themselves conservative, but consistently vote for spending other people's money, especially if it comes with the false moniker of, "it's for the children"
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Old 10-04-2019, 11:21 AM   #111
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So, after reading this, and I don't post a ton I cannot help but give everyone the correct information - AS HUSBAND OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL IN TEXAS.

It is not the school or teacher's fault, don't go at them. It is YOUR fault (now before everyone blasts me keep reading).

The teachers are the only following the rules set forth by their employers - the school district. Just like you have rules to follow at your job, so do they. Break a rule, get in trouble, written up, loose your job, etc.

A no. 2 pencil is a no. 2 pencil, don't sweat that part. For the nicer things your kid picks out write their name on it, 99% of the time they will get it. It is not the over worked, under paid teacher's responsibility to keep track of 200 red folders or 200 folders with princesses and who's is who's.

Back to the YOUR fault - you elected the politicians that set the rules the teachers have to follow, don't blame them, go be active and elect someone that will fix the issues in a manner you desire.

Most of all remember this - yes you are a tax payer, the teachers work for you but they are people as well, treat them as you would like your boss to treat you. THEY ARE NOT PAID TO RAISE YOUR KIDS, they are paid to teach them. You are responsible for raising and instilling in your children the ability to ask for their items, to behave in class, etc. Remember, God put us here to teach, guide, and raise our children. He is very clear on this, humans are inherently wrong and bad - did you teach your children how to say "mine"??? But you do have to teach them to apologize and behave, correct? Go with the attitude that my adult - college degree educated professional is correct 99% of the time, and my child is probably embellishing ("mine") to keep from getting in trouble and miracles will happen for you.

My wife has her own family and children to raise properly. Remember these teachers (99%) of them care deeply for every child, care for them in the same manner and you will be amazed at the results.
As a parent in Texas who has to teach his kids math etc that should be taught in school,College Educated is thrown around way too often and I have a degree . Common sense will get you a lot farther in life than some piece of paper saying you paid for classes that are mostly meaningless .

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Old 10-04-2019, 11:32 AM   #112
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Did the teacher respond ? Sorry if I missed the response.
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Old 10-04-2019, 11:38 AM   #113
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- you elected the politicians that set the rules the teachers have to follow, don't blame them, go be active and elect someone that will fix the issues in a manner you desire.
This is most important part of his statement. We talk, worry, discuss, argue, etc. incessantly about national politics, when it is our local elections that effect us the most in our daily lives. Think property tax, sales tax expenditures you pay every year in TX to pay for the services in your community. My wife fought the school board once, it took a lot of time and persistence and I hate to use this phrase, "community organizing" but it paid off in the end. Two long time incumbents who used the board as a social status statement voted off and two parents voted on.
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Old 10-04-2019, 11:55 AM   #114
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IDK, about that. We drove old cars, lived in a cheaper house, didn't go out to eat much, I was the sole provider at a not high paying job, so my wife (and me too) could homeschool our kid, all with no government help. It all depends on how you prioritize. Oh, and i got to pay taxes for the crapper public school system i didn't use. He then went on to graduate college with honors.

So, really if you don't like public schools, raise and teach your own kids, they will be better off in the long run and you won't have to put up with the public school BS of redistributing your supplies and other fun things. You will however still have to pay taxes for crap you don't use, but that is what people keep voting for so not much you can do about that.
Glad you got it all figured out and done well. But I do know folks that have no choice and they are in my immediate family and some are neighbors. I could go on about their struggles but it would be a waste of typing and time.
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Old 10-04-2019, 12:05 PM   #115
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IDK, about that. We drove old cars, lived in a cheaper house, didn't go out to eat much, I was the sole provider at a not high paying job, so my wife (and me too) could homeschool our kid, all with no government help. It all depends on how you prioritize. Oh, and i got to pay taxes for the crapper public school system i didn't use. He then went on to graduate college with honors.

So, really if you don't like public schools, raise and teach your own kids, they will be better off in the long run and you won't have to put up with the public school BS of redistributing your supplies and other fun things. You will however still have to pay taxes for crap you don't use, but that is what people keep voting for so not much you can do about that.
This is the great divide. First I agree it's all in how one prioritizes... But why does NO one ever tell "the poor" to prioritize?

The rich and poor often make the same amount of money. The rich are ask FAR more as in your example. The poor blow every penny in too many stupid ways to list yet they are not held accountable AT ALL, which is pure BS.
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Old 10-04-2019, 12:11 PM   #116
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They do the same crap where we are.. I don't see how any teacher has to come out of pocket with the amount of pencils and packs of paper on the list.. they tried to put printer paper on the list this year.. I told the wife to send him 1 of everything on the list with his name on it.. I'm not buying printer paper when I pay so much in school taxes.
I voiced my frustration with our little girls teacher during open house when she told us how much she has to come out of pocket. I then sent an email to the Superintendent voicing the same stating the new athletic facilities that come from tax payer bonds and the exec salaries they make but the teachers are on a tight budget and still have to come out of pocket. I will be at the next school board meeting along with many other parents who are tired of the same. Thinking about running for school board in the next few years.
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Old 10-04-2019, 12:21 PM   #117
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My son is in 3rd grade, this is the kind of thing I tell him to handle himself. If it matters to you, speak up and get your Dallas Stars folder back. He missed out on something like that in 1st grade, and got it fixed. He always winds up with his baseball/football pencils, erasers, binders since then.

Tell her if it's important to her, to speak up.
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Old 10-04-2019, 12:28 PM   #118
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My son starts kindergarten next school season and will be attending a new school in our area, that was just given all the problem kids from the bad side of town in hopes to benefit the troubled kids. Trust me when I say we are ready for ANY type of socialist/unfair bull**** they try to teach our son. NOT HAPPENING.
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This is the great divide. First I agree it's all in how one prioritizes... But why does NO one ever tell "the poor" to prioritize?

The rich and poor often make the same amount of money. The rich are ask FAR more as in your example. The poor blow every penny in too many stupid ways to list yet they are not held accountable AT ALL, which is pure BS.
Life aint always cut and dry.

A special needs child changes the whole dynamics of a family, everyone in that family makes sacrifices including siblings. Could be those siblings have no choice but public schools and riding the school bus. Pride can go along ways in a working man's family and aint no one wants a handout. I'm sure you get the drift.

A parent that is diagnosed with cancer and the family is over whelmed with bills from co pay and or bills the insurance does not cover. Things happen.

I understand what you are saying, but every horse aint got the same spots.
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She called this morning, we cleared it up. My daughter will be getting her supplies back next week. As mentioned above she buys and reuses supplies. She thought most students wouldn’t have their supplies ready the first day of school so she used her binders instead. I told her if she needed more supplies from my daughter and if a underprivileged kid needed something or even she needed something to let me know I would take care of it. She was happy with that, I’m glad it was handle between us and not taken any further than it needed to be.
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Do you all realize that cellphone companies give iPhones away for "free" so that's not a good indicator of disposable income?
I have given old phones away.
My job requires me to have a phone so I have the iPhone 11 coming and two perfectly fine iPhone 10 I can give away to whoever wants them.

Stop judging books by their cover
Not judging books by their cover and stop cherry picking one piece of my sentence. There are many parts to budgeting better which I was alluding to. Glad you can give phones away, when you give so many away and don't sell them, do you also pay for the recipients' data plans? Just asking.
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:00 PM   #122
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The following is coming from the teacher sitting next to me.

Most folders are color coded. All take home folders are a specific color, red, blue, vanilla....when kids show up the first day with folders that are not the required folders the teacher usually supplies them. They donít come from the school, the teacher has purchased them. I promise the teacher does not want another princess folder. The school should have supplied a list of required supplies for the school year before school started.

After 18yrs of my wife teaching I have funded probably $1000ís of dollars worth of school supplies for kids Iíve never met.
I'm a teacher, but not elementary. My kids had a list to shop from and things were placed in stacks once they arrived to meet the teacher. However, there were variations to everything. Colors weren't all the same, different pencils, pencil boxes, etc. Even though there were specific requirements they weren't met. The only community things, should be wipes, Kleenex, sanitizer and things like that. The other stuff that a kid will use every day like binders, pencils, crayons and all that should be personalized. My kids enjoyed picking out THEIR stuff when they were younger. I'm sorry but if some kids parents can't afford certain things then this is where the teacher steps in to help out or gets donations.

My wife teaches elementary and I don't want to tell you how much we spend on supplies that kids don't have.
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Perfect situation Eight Point, good work on communicating.
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Life aint always cut and dry.

A special needs child changes the whole dynamics of a family, everyone in that family makes sacrifices including siblings. Could be those siblings have no choice but public schools and riding the school bus. Pride can go along ways in a working man's family and aint no one wants a handout. I'm sure you get the drift.

A parent that is diagnosed with cancer and the family is over whelmed with bills from co pay and or bills the insurance does not cover. Things happen.

I understand what you are saying, but every horse aint got the same spots.
I would much rather see either of these situations take some government assistance and home school their kids than send their kids to public school. I feel it would be a much wiser use of public funds and kids can learn a huge amount by helping out in either of these situations, way more than they will ever learn by studying for a STARR (or whatever it is called now) test.

Texas spends $10,000+ a year per student, does anyone really think they are getting their money's worth?
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:07 PM   #125
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glad all it took was a little communication.

That's generally the cause of nearly all problems-poor communication.
Unfortunately most parents (maybe only 53% but still most) don't engage as much as they should in the education of their child.

I also agree that it is the voters fault.
Arlington passes multi million/BILLION dollar bonds REGULARLY because people think, "Oh its for the kids, we HAVE to pass it!" but all it does is build football stadiums and training facilities and bigger lunchrooms then they put up nice clean new windows on the front of the building so it looks like money well spent. They dont actually use it to get rid of the old worthless teachers or incentivize the good ones to stay. They dont put it toward supplies or cut out the worthless administrators who get WAY more money than the teachers do yet they only walk around checking boxes to satiate the "governments" mandate that certain things be done to keep getting the $$$.

Larry Sharpe had it right, yall. If that name doesnt ring a bell, go listen to the Rogan podcast he was on. Common sense needs a comeback, with decisions based on logic rather than emotion.
I'm glad my kid goes to a charter school, even though it's still "public", they at least have a slightly higher standard. Wish I could afford straight up private but not this year.
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I would much rather see either of these situations take some government assistance and home school their kids than send their kids to public school. I feel it would be a much wiser use of public funds and kids can learn a huge amount by helping out in either of these situations, way more than they will ever learn by studying for a STARR (or whatever it is called now) test.

Texas spends $10,000+ a year per student, does anyone really think they are getting their money's worth?
I'll be sure to share your post with my brother and neighbor, I already know what their answer is.
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Not judging books by their cover and stop cherry picking one piece of my sentence. There are many parts to budgeting better which I was alluding to. Glad you can give phones away, when you give so many away and don't sell them, do you also pay for the recipients' data plans? Just asking.
You can't win. Some people really are that naÔve or dumb and think that people really are that poor. But would never admit the 1 "poor" person they know has a cell phone, smokes, goes out to eat, has cable and on and on...

Now back in the 70's I could have shown you a few poor people.. 80's not too many. Now? 1 in 10,000 maybe has a good excuse.
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:22 PM   #128
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Lol yup. Sounds like anything I'd of said that would be constructive has been said...
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Not an overreaction at all. So freakin tired of handing out stuff to the dependents of bags of crap
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:38 PM   #130
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They're simply pre-conditioning your daughter for the socialist America she'll be growing up in.
Pretty much

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I'll be sure to share your post with my brother and neighbor, I already know what their answer is.
So, are you saying it was really never about money, it was just about want to?

Not saying it is the case here, but usually people would rather just send their kids off to have someone else look after them instead of putting in the work themselves. Unfortunately, it is generally to the detriment of the kids IMO. I don't understand why people think other people can raise their kids better than they can. Because, that is what public school have turned into, secondary or sometimes primary parents. Think about it, in most cases kids spend considerable more waking time in school than with their parents and family, that is a problem
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You can't win. Some people really are that naÔve or dumb and think that people really are that poor. But would never admit the 1 "poor" person they know has a cell phone, smokes, goes out to eat, has cable and on and on...

Now back in the 70's I could have shown you a few poor people.. 80's not too many. Now? 1 in 10,000 maybe has a good excuse.
You don't know how true this really is! I see if every day in my line of work! Xmas is delayed a few months till income tax returns. smh...
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So, are you saying it was really never about money, it was just about want to?

Not saying it is the case here, but usually people would rather just send their kids off to have someone else look after them instead of putting in the work themselves. Unfortunately, it is generally to the detriment of the kids IMO. I don't understand why people think other people can raise their kids better than they can. Because, that is what public school have turned into, secondary or sometimes primary parents. Think about it, in most cases kids spend considerable more waking time in school than with their parents and family, that is a problem
Nope, never said any of that. Just posted that sometimes things dont work out so good, and home schooling or private schools aint in the mix. I aint got none of the answers you is looking for, but can assure you that my brother and his wife are doing a great job of raising a family without any gubment handouts and they have kids in public schools plus one that has to stay at home.

I aint gonna pizz with you any more son, got chores and hunting to do.
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Old 10-04-2019, 02:30 PM   #134
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I would much rather see either of these situations take some government assistance and home school their kids than send their kids to public school. I feel it would be a much wiser use of public funds and kids can learn a huge amount by helping out in either of these situations, way more than they will ever learn by studying for a STARR (or whatever it is called now) test.

Texas spends $10,000+ a year per student, does anyone really think they are getting their money's worth?
Half of your education in a public school doesn't come from books and teachers bud. The social interactions with friends and adults can't be learned from a home schooling like it can from public schools. Take that with a grain of salt too cause some things learned aren't desired if you know what I mean.

Home Schooling takes a strong home/parent situation too and more of us than not couldn't give the education they kid needs and it's not because we don't know the subject matter.
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Old 10-04-2019, 02:34 PM   #135
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Half of your education in a public school doesn't come from books and teachers bud. The social interactions with friends and adults can't be learned from a home schooling like it can from public schools. Take that with a grain of salt too cause some things learned aren't desired if you know what I mean.

Home Schooling takes a strong home/parent situation too and more of us than not couldn't give the education they kid needs and it's not because we don't know the subject matter.
That is what i used to think, but I was wrong too. (except for the strong home/parent part, may not be %100 necessary, but I do think it helps)

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Old 10-04-2019, 02:37 PM   #136
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without any gubment handouts and they have kids in public school

I aint gonna pizz with you any more son, got chores and hunting to do.

I love the irony there :-)

But seriously, good luck on your hunt
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Old 10-04-2019, 02:39 PM   #137
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12 mil in a football stadium, track, baseball fields but cant supply supplies. Hmmmm
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Old 10-04-2019, 02:51 PM   #138
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That is what i used to think, but I was wrong too. (except for the strong home/parent part, may not be %100 necessary, but I do think it helps)
I'm glad your situation worked out of you if it did. If so, you are in the minority. I deal with these issues for going on 20 years now. Ninety-five percent of parents who homeschool to escape issues with public schools let their kids down and they are back within a year. Whether it's the kids behaviors or the parents not wanting to conform to some school "rules" that have the best interest of the KIDS and not the parents.
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Old 10-04-2019, 02:55 PM   #139
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They do the same crap where we are.. I don't see how any teacher has to come out of pocket with the amount of pencils and packs of paper on the list.. they tried to put printer paper on the list this year.. I told the wife to send him 1 of everything on the list with his name on it.. I'm not buying printer paper when I pay so much in school taxes.
This mentality kills me. I spent over $1k last year on school supplies for my wife's classroom so that kids would have the resources they need to learn. I bought cases of printer paper because the school district (Crosby) was broke and rationing paper out like MRE's. She as a teacher has zero authority on how money is spent or what supplies are kept but she better **** well not have kids under-performing or it will be her butt on the line. Guess what, I pay the same school taxes as everyone else and don't even have a kid in school.

Look I get it you would rather be notified if supplies that you send are going to be rationed out and I am not arguing that. I am saying when the list says a pack of printer paper, 2 packs of pencils, or anything else and you decide to send 1 of everything, it is not the school footing the bill during the year when they run out. It's the teachers and their families. So yes, they do ask that parents supply an extra pack of pencils or a pack of paper because the cost per child/family is not that high. But when half the class doesn't pitch in anything, it becomes a serious burden for the teachers to pick up. My wife has 26 kids in her class this year and the crap adds up quick.

Kleenex and hand sanitizer are requested because teachers don't like being sick any more than you do and they are surrounded by snot nosed kids all year. It not only is an issue for them but every day your kid misses being sick is a day they have to make up in teaching so the kid doesn't fall behind. The schools don't provide this and again its left to teachers to purchase so that they can keep germs to a minimum.
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Old 10-04-2019, 02:59 PM   #140
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She called this morning, we cleared it up. My daughter will be getting her supplies back next week. As mentioned above she buys and reuses supplies. She thought most students wouldnít have their supplies ready the first day of school so she used her binders instead. I told her if she needed more supplies from my daughter and if a underprivileged kid needed something or even she needed something to let me know I would take care of it. She was happy with that, Iím glad it was handle between us and not taken any further than it needed to be.
I wish more parents were as rational as this and as kind hearted. Good on you and your wife! Being married to a teacher is really eye opening for how dis-functional our education system is and how crappy people can be.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:05 PM   #141
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I appreciate everyone’s comments, everything worked out fine. I know some other parents would’ve made a **** show out of this but was never my plan. It’s her first year in this district. For next year I’ll just get her regular plain jane supplies.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:23 PM   #142
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I'm glad your situation worked out of you if it did. If so, you are in the minority. I deal with these issues for going on 20 years now. Ninety-five percent of parents who homeschool to escape issues with public schools let their kids down and they are back within a year. Whether it's the kids behaviors or the parents not wanting to conform to some school "rules" that have the best interest of the KIDS and not the parents.
I would say it worked out OK, as i mentioned earlier in this thread he graduated college with honors,and i didn't mention it, but he is happily married and has a a good job. And please understand that the homeschooling was not supposed to work out for me, but it was meant to work out for my kid. But you are probably right a lot of parents will probably realize that homeschooling is work and let their kids down by putting them back in public school. I mean why do it yourself when their is a handy government program to do it for you? ........Wait, isn't that what most people's gripe about welfare is? Funny how people complain about one govt handout, but readily accept another
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:29 PM   #143
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My son is in public school in a great district, and in a fairly affluent (I would say predominantly upper middle class) neighborhood. His teacher sends out multiple emails a week updating parents on what is going on, and occasionally asking for parents help with supplies. I hate that they have to resort to this, and I'm sure the district is wasteful in other areas that could prevent it, but I'd rather they ask than kids do without. It's not usually basic supplies, usually something for special events they do. I've been trying to volunteer to buy something for the class (it's never more than $120 or so), but someone always beats me to it....**** PTA marms are quick!


My wife coaches in the same district and we wind up buying some stuff for her PE classes every year. She is always bringing home equipment for me to fix because they can't get anyone in maint. to do it.

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Old 10-04-2019, 03:39 PM   #144
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Thatís not right. You expect us to use old outdated junk? We want the 11 too!!!

^^^Thats a joke. Really a great offer. I just hate changing phones.
They know the only way they can REQUIRE you to answer a phone is if they provide you one.
So they do that.
It is like business travel, it is not as nice as it sounds.

Takes great pictures tho!!!
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:41 PM   #145
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My son is in public school in a great district, and in a fairly affluent I would say predominantly upper middle class) neighborhood. His teacher sends out multiple emails a week updating parents on what is going on, and occasionally asking for parents help with supplies. I hate that they have to resort to this, and I'm sure the district is wasteful in other areas that could prevent it, but I'd rather they ask than kids do without. It's not usually basic supplies, usually something for special events they do. I've been trying to volunteer to buy something for the class (it's never more than $120 or so), but someone always beats me to it....**** PTA marms are quick!


My wife coaches in the same district and we wind up buying some stuff for her PE classes every year. She is always bringing home equipment for me to fix because they can't get anyone in maint. to do it.

This is also why I do it.
I don't want my kid going without.
And now I'm just buying stuff like glitter, "funky" markers and card stock paper (for Halloween projects).
Oh and snacks, can't forget the snacks
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:49 PM   #146
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My son is in public school in a great district, and in a fairly affluent I would say predominantly upper middle class) neighborhood. His teacher sends out multiple emails a week updating parents on what is going on, and occasionally asking for parents help with supplies. I hate that they have to resort to this, and I'm sure the district is wasteful in other areas that could prevent it, but I'd rather they ask than kids do without. It's not usually basic supplies, usually something for special events they do. I've been trying to volunteer to buy something for the class (it's never more than $120 or so), but someone always beats me to it....**** PTA marms are quick!


My wife coaches in the same district and we wind up buying some stuff for her PE classes every year. She is always bringing home equipment for me to fix because they can't get anyone in maint. to do it.
Good For you. I do something very similar. I also tell Rileys teachers that if a kid in her class can't go on a field trip due $$$ to call me and I will take care of it.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:56 PM   #147
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I appreciate everyoneís comments, everything worked out fine. I know some other parents wouldíve made a **** show out of this but was never my plan. Itís her first year in this district. For next year Iíll just get her regular plain jane supplies.
That's good...pick your battles & this hill isn't worth it.

I couldn't be more pleased with the McAllen school district & how our two kids were treated / supported. One is in college & my girl is in her sr. year. Both had completely different needs from the schools...my son was in the top of his class & they started working with him on his higher education going all the way back to middle school. My daughter has some physical & mental hurdles to get through & they have cared for her particular needs without hesitation. We home schooled her through most of grade school which helped at the time, but knew we needed to get her socialized & introduced to the challenges the world brings. She joined cheer as a freshman & with the support of the school has really jumped out of her shell. Now I will say I give most of the school's positive marks due to Mrs. Artos being so involved & communicating with teachers & admin. Parents & their involvement are a big piece of the public schools success. Sounds like you guys are on point.
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Old 10-04-2019, 04:03 PM   #148
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Now I will say I give most of the school's positive marks due to Mrs. Artos being so involved & communicating with teachers & admin. Parents & their involvement are a big piece of the public schools success. Sounds like you guys are on point.
Yeah, my wife coaches at the middle school next door to my son's elementry. Poor kid won't be able to get away with ****.
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Old 10-04-2019, 06:59 PM   #149
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Decided to remove my comment. LOL

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Old 10-04-2019, 07:07 PM   #150
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Much ado about nothing-- there's more important stuff to worry about.
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