|How many professions do you know of that have their people pay for
education that is required or pay for necessary supplies? Never heard
of any nurses who have to buy their own needles, have you?
I understand this except take it a step further. The client of the nurse who needs the needle isn't expected to supply the needle either.
The problem lies in the gov't who funds the hospital & the schools. The hospitals get more money so they can afford to supply the needles.
Some things I have no problem supplying. Other things I do have a problem with. Some things I disagree with ethically(baby wipes, sanitizer gels) and will not supply if they are asked for(aren't in our school).
A pp mentioned having the bells & whistles in the classrooms are nice to have. Our school has a laminater, the decorative stuff, centers, games, etc the secretary laminates & the parent group cuts out. The cost of the school(or school community council, not sure who purchased it) buying the laminater saves the teachers money in having to re-purchase these things since they won't wear down.
We have an excellent school community council(they're required by this province) that has saved the teachers alot of extra time by doing those menial jobs(cutting, colouring, photocopying, bulletin boards, decorating, etc) for them. In small ways it has cut down the amount of $ they have to spend on supplies for the classroom.