I was just notified by DD that once again, we need to purchase another book that she needs for her high school class, that the school is not providing and she needs it by Monday. This is the 3rd time this semester that we received a last minute purchase notification. What's the point of passing out a supply list and syllabus at the beginning of the year, if more things are going to be added, at the last minute, whenever the teachers feels like it?! I know about the education budget cuts and I don't know a single family that hasn't had to cut their budgets as well, so not feeling a whole lot of sympathy for these districts who continue to build elementary schools the size of high schools, high schools the size of colleges and remodeling of 3 year old football fields. We were bamboozled into signing up for a semester of voice lessons (you had to agree to a full semester) at $20/week for 1 30 minute lesson a week. We were told this was highly recommended for the upcoming regional tryouts. After we signed up, we found out there was only one or two lessons before the actual tryouts. How many different shirts does one choir need? It seems like every time I save a penny, the school's asking for another dollar! Thanks for letting me rant.