It's a lonely battle to fight but I do in fact fight it. I don't know what the law is in Michigan, but I'm glad someone there is picking up the fight:
School may be on break but school supplies are causing quite a controversy in Birmingham.I don't care which way the law goes; either parents can be asked to pay for certain things, or they can't. What I can't tolerate is having a law that is clear and explicit--and totally ignored.
The parents of a 6th-grader at Derby Middle School have filed a lawsuit, possibly a class action suit, against Birmingham Public Schools claiming the district is violating state policy by asking families to pay for supplies used in a public school...
"This lawsuit doesn't have any merit," said attorney Timothy Mullins. "There is nothing inappropriate about asking parents to pay for certain school supplies."
Hat tip to reader Steve K for the link.