Discussion in 'General Education' started by pwhatley, Jun 29, 2015.
Jun 29, 2015
Jul 5, 2015
Thank you, but Walmart is not a place I prefer to shop...
i like to keep it local
When I click on the link, it says 2014. Are the dates the same for this year?
Also, the Walton Foundation spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year to deconstruct public education. I don't shop there either. None of us should.
Some of us can share your sentiments, while others can't. Not all districts come fully equipped in the local stores. I believe it is a personal choice.
Jul 6, 2015
I drive 20 miles just to get to Walmart. I have no "shop local" option.
My only local shops are boutiques with $400 sheets and 5k coffee tables.
We can't color with that.
Yes--there are many mom and pop shops in my area. However, none of them sell the school supplies I need.
Most teachers in my town purchase school goodies at Target or WalMart. We keep each other aware of sales via Facebook. I don't discriminate as far as where I purchase school-related items.
If you'd have posted this on Facebook, I would've hit the "like" button!
I'm happy to live in an area where I can hit some fairly cheap mom n' pop shops that do offer school supplies. Yet I still hit Wal-Mart occassionally.
This! Closest place to get school supplies is a 15 minute drive and it's Walmart. If I drive 30 minutes in the opposite direction, I could hit another Walmart and 50 minutes gets you to a Target. But there's nothing closer than that for school supplies other than a CVS which also isn't "local."
Jul 7, 2015
It's understandable if it's your only option! However, part of the reason that it has become the only option in some places is that when Walmart arrives it often puts local shops out of business. Local doesn't HAVE to mean "mom and pop," though. There are other corporations that have bigger stores that aren't so bad. Walmart has been a particularly destructive force in many communities and it's not a bad idea to look for alternatives.
I am not trying to be preachy--it's just that a lot of people don't really know.
Also, many school supplies can be purchased online at great prices--School Specialty is a company we use all the time.
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