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Column as I see ’em …
As the parent of a high school student who doesn’t receive free or reduced lunches, I’ll grudgingly chip off 50 bucks for the school’s so-called instructional fee, and grumble the entire time I’m writing that check.
It’s not the $50; it’s the principle behind the idea that sticks in my craw.
Since the inception of public education there have been two basic tenants: 1. That a public education be provided for free and 2., textbooks are one of the basic necessities for teaching a child.
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