Guest Blogger Alice: Every year, the school-supply list gets longer and longer. When will it ever end?
When I got my two elementary-age kids' school-supply list this year, I couldn't believe it. It was a mile long!
I know that states are making budget cuts, and I also know that I am lucky I am able to send my kids to public school. But the things they ask you to buy on this school-supply list is ridiculous!
Forget pencils and notebooks: Now they have you buying Glade Plug-In refills, reams of copier paper, boxes of Kleenex and even antibacterial soap.
I am NOT suggesting that teachers pay for this stuff out of their own pockets ... but can't our tax dollars pay for some of it?
The grand total for my kids' school supplies: a whopping $186, or $93 per kid. What about the parents who can't afford that?
Did your kids' school supplies cost a small fortune? Tell us about it!