WE SAY: PUBLIC SCHOOLS
As the mercury pushes above 100 degrees, it is difficult to believe that there is less than a month left of summer for most Central Texas schoolchildren.
Take a look at the back-to-school ads or the new offerings in parents’ Facebook feeds, and it is clear that the back-to-school sales frenzy already has begun. Although public school students don’t return until Aug. 24, some charter school students start as early as Aug. 10. But as families begin the ritual of restocking notebook paper, scrapping torn backpacks and replacing high-water jeans, it’s important to remember that not all families have the resources to start the school year with everything their children need.