] LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- If Doreen Seelig pocketed
] all the money she has spent on classroom supplies over 35
] years as a teacher -- the printer cartridges, the paper,
] the pencils and the paperback books lent to her Venice
] High School students -- she figures she would have a new
] car by now.
] Now, as the new school year gets under way, the burden on
] Seelig and other teachers around the country is even
] Because of a budget crunch, California has suspended a
] tax credit that reimbursed teachers up to $1,500 for
] classroom supplies. Meanwhile, a $250 federal tax
] deduction for teachers that helped defray out-of-pocket
] spending expired this year.
I. Hate. [expletive]. [expletive]. [expletive]. President Bush.
What good is No Child Left Behind since children can't possibly get "ahead" without any books or pencils?
CNN.com - Teachers lose tax breaks for class expenses - Sep 16, 2004