The other day at work, I was looking through the various school supply lists that our stationary department has received for back to school time. I noted a curious little note which appeared on several of the lists.
Under the requirements for certain classes, there were of course the common things like “Notebooks (wide rule)” or “Six folders with middle fasteners” or “School glue.” Not much had changed from when I was in school, unsurprisingly.
What caught my eye were things similar to, “Two boxes of #2 pencils (these will be collected at the beginning of the year and distributed throughout the year.”
I’m by no means an expert on, well, anything, but isn’t this socialism? Isn’t this teaching children that a higher authority — in this case, the schools — should be responsible for the management of resources or property? Isn’t this forced redestribution from the haves to the have nots?
Another reason why we have every intention to home school when we have children, as if we needed further cause.