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Too early

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July

Schoolsupplies Is it just me, or was anybody else just slightly disturbed by the weekend newspaper ads this Sunday? Heck, it's barely mid-July, and already one of our leading retailers was marketing school supplies. And school doesn't even start for a month, thanks to our lawmakers who decided that kids needed more summer.

So there were my neighbors, toting home bags filled with glue sticks, spiral notebooks and crayons, muttering about how school is coming too early even as it's slated to start later than any time in the past five years. Meanwhile, newspapers keep writing about all the things you can do to keep your kids occupied while they spend another four weeks out of the classroom. Maybe they can sort supplies.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:19am]

    

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