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#352613 - 09/28/09 09:37 AM Home work; or just work?  
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Baldy Offline
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Home work; or just work?

For years now, the local catholic school teachers require it's students on a regular basis (weekly or bi-weekly) to create little booklets of pictures, typically 5 to 10 of them of various subjects, such as the 7 Sacraments, Landfills and Countries of the World. These have to be photographs. Where is a typical San Pedro elementary student supposed to get these? The library? No, they have no printer or copy machine. From magazines? Obviously not since there are none to speak of. That leaves two options for the majority without a color printer at home; a friend with an internet connection and a color printer; or as applies to most of them; the local printshop with internet and a $5.00 price tag for each photo. Do the math, we are talking about a lot of money, and there are really only two print shops in town.

Should the children have the option to create drawings instead of just paying for internet searches and expensive color prints perhaps?

#352619 - 09/28/09 10:11 AM Re: Home work; or just work? [Re: Baldy]  
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We recently ordered some text books for our caretaker who is going to night school. To our surprise, they are now charging duty on books as well as the GST and enviromental tax on the shipping. Does not seem like a very positive move. How can this be of benefit to Belizeans wanting to further their education?


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#352623 - 09/28/09 10:53 AM Re: Home work; or just work? [Re: lovey and thurston]  
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I think they decide what to do as they go along. I was charged duty on books three years ago.

#352625 - 09/28/09 11:10 AM Re: Home work; or just work? [Re: Peter Jones]  
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This type of requirement and duty on school books indicates an absolute lack of thought or consideration for the welfare of Belize and it's citizens!

#352641 - 09/28/09 01:05 PM Re: Home work; or just work? [Re: SnoopysMom]  
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A full page colour print at Gecko Graphics is $2.30bz, or a regular 6x4" photo is $1.20.


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