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SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Recently it came up in conversation how public school teachers often have to spend money out of pocket. The out of pocket expenses are not for extras to give a classroom some style.  The particular teacher was buying  items like pencils, crayons and paper.

There are myriad issues connected with "fixing public schools " adequate funding of schools, raising  expectations of student achievement by parents and teachers, family stability etc. . . But if children do not have paper and pencils they cannot function.

The simple solution would be a EBT type card for school supplies. Or vouchers sponsored by vendors  distributed either through the schools or human services.

Why is this not being done?