August 25, 2016

You Might As Well Add Mousetraps, Personal Fans To School Supplies List

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You must have noticed how these lists have been getting longer each year. You recall that 30 years ago, school supply lists were quite short, perhaps just two items: pencil crayons and a geometry set. But for a number of years now, the lists have become very long and often include two types of paper: photocopying and toilet. How did we get to this point? Increasingly longer school supply lists are now the norm everywhere public education is undergoing "reform" but here in B.C. we can trace the pathway back to 2002 when the newly elected BC Liberals changed the formula for funding schools.

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