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Stop the madness

School supply lists go overboard

By Sarah C. McKenzie Special to the Democrat-Gazette

This article was published August 12, 2017 at 2:07 a.m.

You can see them throughout the state: parents and students hunting for items on the school supply lists from their local public schools. How much do these supplies cost, what is on the lists, and why are families being asked to foot the bill? What about students who can't afford to get the items on the list?

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Jfish says... August 12, 2017 at 1:10 p.m.

Excellent article, to the best of my recollection, in the 70's we were told to show up with pencil, paper and lunch money, the school provided the rest. Poor kids signed up for the free lunch program and I am pretty sure that if they could not afford pencils and paper, the school provided them and nobody hardly noticed. Seems like the whole brand marketing thing has now filtered into the schools if they are telling kids the brands they have to buy.

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