Teacher's passive-aggressive note to parent, "Please send in classroom supplies without your daughter's name on them"
Let's dig into the details, shall we?
OP explained that she got supplies for her daughter (Mia), as required by her class teacher. However, she ensured that all Mia's stationery was personalized to avoid being redistributed to other kids.
Now OP has received a note from Mia's class teacher requesting that she switch everything to generic supplies.
The post went viral, garnering 19.4k upvotes and over 6k comments. Here's how the Reddit community reacted:
"NTA. I hated this as a kid. My parents would buy Crayola and I would some how get the dollar tree brand"
"It would have been very distressing to have the supplies my parents worked hard for taken away"
"You bought extra as requested and then personalized for your daughter. I don't know what the teacher has a problem with"
"Why spend all the money on buying good supplies for our children and even getting extra binders for them if they're gonna end up with crappy ones due to exchanging"
"Why aren't parents just buying supplies for their own children..?"
"There's nothing for you and the teacher to discuss. Your kid gets the premium supplies that you purchased"
"I'm all for helping out educators supply their classrooms with adequate supplies, but that doesn't mean I won't get my kids their own stuff"
"What is this about? Why should you fund supplies for someone else's children?"
"If teachers are going to do sh*t like this, it needs to be stated on the school supply form in bold print so parents and kids aren't stuck in positions like this.
"NTA- you bought the extra supplies for the classroom that were asked for"
"The goal of combining all the supplies is so kids without much means will still have some. You sent extras to fulfill this purpose. No reason she can’t have her own"
"NTA. You have your crowdfunded extras. My daughter has her own sh*t"
The comments section seems to be united in their stance.
According to them, OP is not wrong in this situation, as he provided all the tools the teacher had requested and even added extra.
Do you think OP was wrong to have sent his daughter to school with personalized stationery? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!