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September 22, 2003


The other day, I had to buy my own stamps to mail parents of failing students. The school encourages us to call and doesn't supply stamps or a postage machine, but it would take too much time to call 20 sets of parents. I spent $7.40 for a book of stamps to save myself probably three hours on the phone.

Oh, and my budget for supplies for the entire year is $20. And we were encouraged to buy our own paper for the printers in our room. And we don't have a budget to replace the $400 toner cartridges. "Just shake 'em."

And teachers can buy reserved parking spaces in the teacher parking lot for $25.

And teachers got United Way payroll deduction forms in the mailboxes today.

I just wanted you all to know how bad it is.

Posted by tat at September 22, 2003 09:14 PM

But.... but.... you selfish teacher you!! We need $89 billion to send to Iraq! How dare you ask for supplies in the very state from which our GREAT leader hath emerged..... :)

That really sucks, Bryan. And we blame our failing society on godlessness.....

Posted by: Deb Taranik at September 22, 2003 10:36 PM

Speaking of 89 BILLION dollars, just what does that buy me. Better yet what does that buy the kids in B's class? They and their children are going to be the ones who have to eventually pay that debt. But, our wonderful state govenment can't buy more than $20 per CLASS worth of supplies?



Posted by: Jason Hall at September 23, 2003 08:02 AM

Speaking of 89 BILLION dollars, why in the hell do we have to spend it. It the schools that need the money. soon they will ration the toliet paper too. then where does it stop. Well with the 20 bucks, you might be able to go to get a big mac and fry's.


Posted by: Jeff Hebert at September 23, 2003 10:08 AM


Drink more beer, you'll feel better!


The Mad Russian

Posted by: Nicko at September 24, 2003 09:34 AM

Bryan, I thought you'd like to know that the fee you pay for parking in the teacher parking lot is about the same that people pay per year for parking on the street in San Francisco. I'm sure that puts it all into perspective for you. After all, it IS all about perspective, right?? :)

Posted by: Deb Taranik at September 29, 2003 08:39 AM