The new Alabama law that limits the amount of money a student can spend on a gift for a teacher is laughable. Are our lawmakers’ feelings hurt because we don’t spend a penny on a gift for them especially after all the hard work and enormous thought it took to write the new immigration law (which is another laughable example of tax dollars at work)?
Seriously, our teachers are the hardest working and least appreciated public service workers in our state. They spend their hard-earned money on items for their classrooms–an expense that should be shouldered by the state. These aren’t items they could teach without. Do they NOT understand that?
The least we, as parents, can do for them is to show our appreciation by giving them a gift at Christmas and/or the end of the year. Come on, who wants a $3.00 Christmas mug? They probably have enough of them already. You might say that it’s the thought that counts, but do you really want the person who spends the greatest amount of time with your child every day to think they are only worth something they put a drink in?
Who do these Legislators think they are anyway? To legislate the ethics of our public school teachers is hysterical considering what they accept in terms of gifts and what they do all year long. I can’t think of one single thing they have done to make my life easier or our businesses more profitable this year.
I think it’s time to put a stop to the arrogance and hypocrisy of our political leaders. I want to know whose idea it was to spend even five minutes on the decision to tell me how much I could spend and what I could buy my daughter’s teacher as a gift this Christmas.
Yes, you are a mean one, Mr. Grinch. I hope your heart grows three sizes before Christmas. Have a good one because you’ve stolen all of our presents.
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