Has anyone else noticed that your child’s school is charging you more and more every year? When I went to public school growing up my parents didn't have to pay anything. In my opinion it is getting out of control. Public schools are funded by state tax dollars not to mention they also get government money for this and that. Last year they passed a vote to increase sales tax by 1% and give it to the school. The school said over a five year period that they would profit 250 million dollars. At the beginning of the school year we get a list. Toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels, copy paper, lined paper, folders, binders, scissors, rulers, glue sticks, construction paper, sanitation wipes, markers, crayons, pencils, and pencil sharpeners. I am sure I missed something. We pay for the school lunches. We pay for the field trips. I get a list at least once a week on a project that they school is doing were I am required to buy something or send in some money. We all pay it because we want what is best for our kids. A lot of people complain about the government mandating that we buy health care and some people complain about being forced to by car insurance. We are required to send our kids to school or Uncle Sam will come and lock us up. I just think because this involves kids that this slips under the radar. But at the rate it is going now I don't think it will be long before we will be paying the state tax for the public school and paying all the bills for the school also. This all started really nonchalant like "O by the way here is a list you have to buy all this stuff" and ever since then every year it seems like they are packing on more and more things we have to buy. Maybe I am over exaggerating? It just seems like schools got by just fine when I was a kid when we didn't have to buy anything.