Pluggers by Gary Brookins


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    ODDBALL said, about 5 years ago

    And all that, has to fit in his backpack.

  2. psychlady

    psychlady said, about 5 years ago

    When did going back to school get so complicated? I got a notebook (they were all the same kind and size), a few pencils, an eraser, and a pen.

  3. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    They got so complicated when teachers learned that parents would jump through hoops for them. Glitter? Highlighter? Markers? for 2nd graders?

  4. needalaff2

    needalaff2 said, about 5 years ago

    how about 4 pack of dry erase markers per 1st grader… what is the teacher gonna do with 120+ sniffy markers??

  5. LuvThemPluggers

    LuvThemPluggers said, about 5 years ago

    That shopping cart is not an exaggeration! Some schools are asking the kids to bring reams of copy paper, kleenex, glue sticks (a whole bundle,not just one.) And it isn’t the teachers’ idea, it’s admin. They are so poorly funded these days that they can’t afford for your kid to blow his nose. Then the teachers get way more than they need, and end up giving away a bunch of the supplies because they don’t have storage room. It’s crazy. Back in the day, I was doing good to send a dollar for my kid’s lunch. No way could we have afforded this.


    OMC-USNR said, about 5 years ago

    You forgot the calculator for 1st graders and the new laptop (every year) for the 6th grade & up. Oh, yeah, don’t forget to make sure they all have cellphones.

  7. route66paul

    route66paul said, about 5 years ago

    I got new stuff every couple of years. Even though the teachers said, “you don’t need a report cover” or “any paper will do”, the students that used the good stuff(new ones) got better grades. When parents do not get involved and buy the proper supplies, the child won’t be motivated, the teacher looks down on him/her.
    Then the parent wonders why the kid won’t go to college (if they can’t afford to pay for supplies in k-12, they will drop the ball in college and the kid will end up a starving student. Going straight to work looks better and better.

  8. Jonni

    Jonni said, about 5 years ago

    yup, the pencil box with built in sharpener and ruler is all we needed to get smarter, now it is the same as it never was.

  9. bluenbham

    bluenbham said, about 5 years ago

    Or teachers will pay for it on their own dime :(

  10. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, about 5 years ago

    How else?! She’ll just charge it and make $15.00 minimum monthly payments until eventually . . . maybe . . . she’ll finally get it paid off just in time for the next school year . . . when she’ll have to do this same thing all over again!

  11. teddyr

    teddyr said, about 5 years ago

    Dunno where crabbyrino and LuvThemPluggers kids go to school, but my wife is an elem. teacher in Mich. and BELIEVE me she does NOT get so much stuff that she ends up giving it away. And also, when I went to school, it was up to my folks to make sure I had notebooks, pencils, crayons, ruler, etc. ALL of that is now funished by the teacher. (Out of her own pocket, I might add.)

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