Parents

Back-to-school basics: Pencils, pens and … toilet paper?

Aug. 17, 2010 at 3:48 PM ET

As back-to-school season approaches, some parents are starting to see a few surprises on the lists of school supplies they’re being asked to procure. Pencils and pads aren’t out of the ordinary, but toilet paper? Anti-bacterial wipes? Detergent? As it turns out, with school budgets under siege from a troubled economy, many parents are being tapped to help carry the burden. Parents, have you seen these types of requests? How do you feel about being asked to provide such items? Watch the video and answer in the comments section below.
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