Hidden school costs? Schools are asking parents to pitch in for...

Jul 29, 2012 Full story: Carlsbad Current-Argus 36

In what has become an annual event heralding the end of summer, stores throughout Carlsbad have posted school supply lists for students about to begin the 2012-13 school year.

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suze

Carlsbad, NM

#1 Jul 31, 2012
why must the taxpayer pay for the pencils for the little brats?

man up be responsible for YOUR children
shut up

Carlsbad, NM

#2 Jul 31, 2012
I dont have any school age children anymore, but i
dont mind paying taxes for helping to educate our future. Now prisoners and dumb bullsh.. that some adult did to him/herself,i mind. So if yo are gonna bit.. pick another topic. these kids are our future. wen you are old and sick in a nursing home, better hope your caregiver is well educated.
Carlsbad Resident

Hobbs, NM

#3 Jul 31, 2012
suze wrote:
why must the taxpayer pay for the pencils for the little brats?
man up be responsible for YOUR children
There are a lot of dysfunctional system gaming parents know that everything will be provided, gaming parents will just say oh I am so poor I cannot afford that kind of money.

And then go to the grocery store in their SUV and buy cigarettes and booze with their welfare debit card.
Carlsbad Resident

Hobbs, NM

#4 Jul 31, 2012
shut up wrote:
I dont have any school age children anymore, but i
dont mind paying taxes for helping to educate our future. Now prisoners and dumb bullsh.. that some adult did to him/herself,i mind. So if yo are gonna bit.. pick another topic. these kids are our future. wen you are old and sick in a nursing home, better hope your caregiver is well educated.
Today's kids do not want to be in school. They would much rather be playing video games, talking on the cell phone or texting each other. They're also trying to figure out how to get drunk or high, If these kids are our future United States is screwed.
School

Hobbs, NM

#5 Jul 31, 2012
Carlsbad Resident wrote:
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Today's kids do not want to be in school. They would much rather be playing video games, talking on the cell phone or texting each other. They're also trying to figure out how to get drunk or high, If these kids are our future United States is screwed.
You are so right I love You
School

Hobbs, NM

#6 Jul 31, 2012
Carlsbad Resident wrote:
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There are a lot of dysfunctional system gaming parents know that everything will be provided, gaming parents will just say oh I am so poor I cannot afford that kind of money.
And then go to the grocery store in their SUV and buy cigarettes and booze with their welfare debit card.
So right !
suze

Carlsbad, NM

#7 Aug 1, 2012
Carlsbad Resident wrote:
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There are a lot of dysfunctional system gaming parents know that everything will be provided, gaming parents will just say oh I am so poor I cannot afford that kind of money.
And then go to the grocery store in their SUV and buy cigarettes and booze with their welfare debit card.
and the school makes a few $$$$ of this system gaming too

ie FREE LUNCH.... school gets the $$$$ and keeps a few $$$$ as profit

Since: Mar 11

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#8 Aug 1, 2012
When I was a whelp, we used textbooks designed for a 10 year lifespan. They featured a stamped grid on the inside cover where kids would log their names, date issued and what condition they were returned in. By the time I got my textbook, I could see names of those who used it before me and had graduated from High School already. I still have several hard-cover text books that my parents had used in school.

My point is twofold:
1.) Schools nowadays do NOT want today's kids to lay eyes on the American values we taught yesteryear's kids. Because even little kids are wise enough to smell a Political Correctness rat in front of the classroom when they can read what was taught to their elders.
2.) It's soooo much more financially rewarding to whine for budget increases for new books each year. Chiefly because nobody even quibbles with them when they claim some new ground-breaking change occurred this past year in (say) Geometry, Composition, or Physics. Can't you just hear them? "We OWE it to our poor children to incorporate the new advances we've uncovered in Greek History just this past year alone...."

Oh, groan....
Sherlock

Carlsbad, NM

#9 Aug 2, 2012
Look around at Walmart and see how many of these brats running around are being spawned in large numbers.
No insight on what they will have to deal with in the world in 40 years. High oil prices, no water, 11 billion other people trying to survive on earth's limited resources.
shut up

Carlsbad, NM

#10 Aug 2, 2012
still they are our future. and i guess you people dont know very good parents or people. thats sad tht yall see the world so negativly. its no wonder your children do. you give up on them. and you see what you desribed. kids that dont care and disrespect. i know lots of good kids and parents that teach their kids to see positive and to change the bad into good, and they are headed their. it would be a sad dayif we all thought like you. it would be over.
Carlsbad Resident

Hobbs, NM

#11 Aug 3, 2012
shut up wrote:
still they are our future. and i guess you people dont know very good parents or people. thats sad tht yall see the world so negativly. its no wonder your children do. you give up on them. and you see what you desribed. kids that dont care and disrespect. i know lots of good kids and parents that teach their kids to see positive and to change the bad into good, and they are headed their. it would be a sad dayif we all thought like you. it would be over.
If these kids are our future United States is screwed.
cbad

Hobbs, NM

#12 Aug 3, 2012
Their are some really good kids out there. Im sure when you were younger you were like that too. Its just worse these days due to all the man made drugs and druggies walking around lookin like damn sombies. THis is what is happen to the ppl here in c-bad that get hooked on this kinda crap and draging our young adults in it with them. But you look at the paper and the colleges there are alot of smart kids out there that are making a future for themselves and will carry a good carrer for us we just need to get the druggies out of c-bad so more businesses can come in and hire the good working ppl that want to work.
PTO

Hobbs, NM

#13 Aug 5, 2012
Bellcrank wrote:
When I was a whelp, we used textbooks designed for a 10 year lifespan. They featured a stamped grid on the inside cover where kids would log their names, date issued and what condition they were returned in. By the time I got my textbook, I could see names of those who used it before me and had graduated from High School already. I still have several hard-cover text books that my parents had used in school.
My point is twofold:
1.) Schools nowadays do NOT want today's kids to lay eyes on the American values we taught yesteryear's kids. Because even little kids are wise enough to smell a Political Correctness rat in front of the classroom when they can read what was taught to their elders.
2.) It's soooo much more financially rewarding to whine for budget increases for new books each year. Chiefly because nobody even quibbles with them when they claim some new ground-breaking change occurred this past year in (say) Geometry, Composition, or Physics. Can't you just hear them? "We OWE it to our poor children to incorporate the new advances we've uncovered in Greek History just this past year alone...."
Oh, groan....
Textbooks are on a seven year cycle. They can't last ten because the little brats don't take care of them and don't pay the bill for the book until they graduate...if they want to walk and get their diploma anyway. A lot of the kids that have the fines probably don't graduate anyway.
bubba

Carlsbad, NM

#14 Aug 6, 2012
suze wrote:
why must the taxpayer pay for the pencils for the little brats?
man up be responsible for YOUR children
agreed
Worried Sick

Carlsbad, NM

#15 Aug 6, 2012
i'm the mother of 5 children, it's hard to pay my bills and gas and food going up everyday I'm trying to get assistance from any government places i can get my husband is always trying to find work in this town but its hard to find a job here
i have another baby coming soon in 4 months and so i getting worreid about school supplys and food
we need the schools to help with supplys
pitiful

Carlsbad, NM

#16 Aug 6, 2012
Worried Sick wrote:
i'm the mother of 5 children, it's hard to pay my bills and gas and food going up everyday I'm trying to get assistance from any government places i can get my husband is always trying to find work in this town but its hard to find a job here
i have another baby coming soon in 4 months and so i getting worreid about school supplys and food
we need the schools to help with supplys
a pitiful story -- a obama blogger -- a welfare mom.....
Jez....

there are 40 pages of help wanted ads within 25 miles of carlsbad
anyone who is not on drugs can get a job (hine - you must get up B4 11AM)

Since: Mar 11

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#17 Aug 10, 2012
pitiful wrote:
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a pitiful story -- a obama blogger -- a welfare mom.....
Jez....
there are 40 pages of help wanted ads within 25 miles of carlsbad
anyone who is not on drugs can get a job (hine - you must get up B4 11AM)
No, that don't add up. There are gobs of Mothers with small kids and with another'n on the way. If the Dad is having a bad spate of luck,(maybe a foreman giving bad recommendations to future employers after a personality conflict) it really hurts his kids at back-to-school time. If she was an OH-Bama stash contestant, she'd have had her damned crack money already.(which we'd cheerfully pay back on April 15, right?

Sometimes, people just need help from neighbors. Nothing wrong with asking.
News Flash

Carlsbad, NM

#18 Aug 10, 2012
Worried Sick wrote:
i'm the mother of 5 children, it's hard to pay my bills and gas and food going up everyday I'm trying to get assistance from any government places i can get my husband is always trying to find work in this town but its hard to find a job here
i have another baby coming soon in 4 months and so i getting worreid about school supplys and food
we need the schools to help with supplys
Maybe "Worried Sick" should practice some good ole birth control if they cannot afford what they have, and limit the USA with a good ole overpopulation explosion. Think about all these births will be like some 50 years from now. How are we doing with the corn crops? How are we doing with the water shortage? How are we doing with the Gas prices? Etc.
you wish

Hobbs, NM

#19 Aug 12, 2012
I am a parent of a 11 year old who I try to teach right from wrong. I agree the drug problem here is bad, money is tight with everyone unless you live on riverside or your kids go to riverside school. Yes there are people out there that abuse the welfare system that make it hard on the people that really do need it they can not get it. The kids of today are our future us as parents need to step up and teach them right from wrong and get rid of the drug user usless dealers out of this town. I know I teach my kid what she needs to learn and what happens if you dont continue your education or if you get in trouble. Be there for the kids and show them better. Show them that the welfare mommas with brand new cars or buying drugs booze cigarettes with the cards is WRONG!!!
Confused

Hobbs, NM

#20 Aug 12, 2012
Worried Sick wrote:
i'm the mother of 5 children, it's hard to pay my bills and gas and food going up everyday I'm trying to get assistance from any government places i can get my husband is always trying to find work in this town but its hard to find a job here
i have another baby coming soon in 4 months and so i getting worreid about school supplys and food
we need the schools to help with supplys
Why on earth would you get pregnant again if you clearly cannot afford the children you have now without government assistance? I don't understand this at all and think anyone on assistance should be forced to use birth control until they get off assistance. It is child abuse in my opinion to keep having children you cannot feed.

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