NJ is having a terrible time with taxes. Our new governor has been trying to help alleviate this my asking our teacher's union to have: 1. a pay freeze and 2. to have the teachers pay 1.5% of their pay to their medical plans. (They have never paid anything accept copays) So......The way to remedy this is to have the school make the parents pay for their kids to have after school activities (first time ever) $200 per student and up to $400/family. I have 2 kids in high school this year. This does not include if you go to see your kid at any events such as sports or band competitons etc. Will still have to pay for this and for any trips they take. Now I just found out that my freshman will be required to have a specific calculator as they feel this calculator will help with all upcoming math classes and will be allowed to be used on SAT, PSAT and ACT tests. This calculator costs....... $150! well depending on where you buy it. It could cost more and even a bit less. The kicker is that on the back of the packing of this calculator are points that are you to bring in so the school can redeem them to acquire additional Texas Instrument educational products.