Homework for parents

@sunnflr (2767)
United States
August 7, 2008 8:44pm CST
Don't ya just love all the homework they send home for the parents when kids start school. My son come home for four pages today and I know they'll be more tomorrow. He's been going to the same school for the last two years. You'd think they could just say if any information has changed please inform us. Sure would save a few tress by cutting down on paperwork!
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
15 Aug 08
I just got that stuff today. My son had his first day of 3rd grade today. I got all sorts of papers to fill out and forms to sign and read. I also got yet another copy of the school handbook.
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
15 Aug 08
Yep, I had more the day after this discussion, and tomorrow my son said they are getting the handbook which I'll have to sign a paper in the back of for him to return. Schools are just killing trees right and left!
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@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Hey sunnflr. Guess the schools just constantly want updates on all the home info. It does get annoying when I have to complete forms with info that I know the entity asking for the info already has. Well, on saving the trees, I have bad news. I worked at a couple of child welfare agencies over the past several years and the amount of paper and paperwork is simply mind-boggling. The files for each kid can be several inches thick and every single contact must be documented. Then, documents have to be copied for courts, parents, foster parents, caseworkers, attorneys, doctors, Department of Child and Family Services caseworkers, the list goes on and on. I mean, you've never seen so much paperwork in your life. Just in one program in one single agency, it's huge. To multiply that by thousands across the U.S. is just too much to think about.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I know, it's a bad problem. You'd think there would be some way to lower the amount of paper used by government agencies and schools and such. With all the talk about the environment you'd think someone would have fixed the problem by now.
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