Friday, September 4, 2009
More school supplies
Hey Governor Pawlenty,
Remember when I told you how freakin much school supplies cost? Well, today I had to shell out $90 for a graphing calculator so Twin #1 can work her Advanced Algebra and Intro to Engineering classes. Word has it that Twin #2 will need one too. And take note of the $185 I shelled out for a Varsity soccer uniform, bag, and warm ups and the $110 check we wrote so the kids could be in the Fall play. And we haven't even BEGUN to write the checks for lab fees, art fees, and others. That starts next week with the first day of school.
Yeah, I guess we could just keep them out of those classes and activities and avoid the cost - yeah, that's a good choice for us poor until-recently-middle-class families. We shouldn't expect that our kids will go to college anyway, right? We're the new face of poverty and need to lower our expectations while you rich fat cats just line each other's pockets and advance your own kids, right?
Back in 2005 a group of Northfield citizens begged you and your party to raise the public education budget by a mere 5%. Remember our rally, where hundreds turned out and signed letters asking for this increase? You probably don't, because you were too busy arranging the tax increase to fund the stadium for the billionaire Pohlad family. I'll remind you, you shot it down and now we have increased fees and up to 40 kids in some classes and struggling families going broke to send their kids to public schools.
Thanks a bunch you cretin.
PS - you suck.