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On the first day of school, my children said to me, "Aren't you glad that our education's free?"

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Source Notes: "The Twelve Days of School" (September 1975), in Forever, Erma: America's Best-Loved Writing from America's Favorite Humorist (1996). The words here, which recall the Christimas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas," lead into a litany of expenses--everything from Crayolas to cameras--required by "free schools."

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