The wife went out to buy some school supplies for the kids. I remember this from when I was a child, but the list seems slightly longer than when I was in school. I remember buying Kleenex, crayons, pencils, a pencil box, an eraser, and paste. I may have had to bring more, but I don't recall.
This year, the shopping list for The Boy included one pencil sharpener, three glue sticks, two packs of index cards, crayons, a ruler, markers, TWO pairs of scissors, 800 sheets of wide-rule paper, 6 spiral notebooks, 6 manila folders, Glue, Disinfecting wipes, sandwich bags, pencil box, soap AND Purel, Construction paper, manila paper, a box of tissues, and six folders with brads and pockets.
I always thought that a right to free public education was more or less free. I feel like we're buying the supplies for the district here.