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TEENS SHOULD PAY FOR SCHOOL FRILLS

Why shouldn't kids have to pay for the extras in education, especially high school students? They won't get any free handouts when they get into college.

I couldn't afford the frills for my kids, either, but they went out and found part-time jobs. They learned to budget their time, money and studies. They had to make priorities for the important things they wanted, and they appreciated it more.The schools provide a lot of things that don't belong in the schools, such as driver education. The kids would have to pay a lot more than $20 if they had to take private driver's training.

As for all the extracurricular activities, including sports, that's just what they are - extras, and kids should pay for those things that are important to them.

Why add more taxes to an already overburdened system? Life is not a handout. We should cut back on the extras or be willing to pay for them.

J. Jackson

Salt Lake City