I know I’m probably reiterating what has been stated many times, but why is school starting SO LATE?
Why are the girls still sitting home after more than 2 months of summer vacation? Why must my children be bored bored bored because my husband and I can’t take off more work to entertain them?
Why are the day camps and “camps after camps” so exorbitantly overpriced, which I’m forced to send because of work, yet work doesn’t cover the expense and will spend the ENTIRE YEAR paying out those funds, only to be bombarded again for the following summer come Purim time?
Why have the boys started school but not the girls?
If the answer is busing, I’m sure many parents would prefer to have school without buses for a few days than no school.
If the answer is that teachers need a “break”, well they’ve been on break all summer long, way more than any other working person.
Please don’t tell me that it’s not the school’s job to “babysit” my kids because that answer is ridiculous.
Even once school starts, there will barely be any days before Succos.
Can we please change this system now???
At the end of my rope.
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