HELL YES! Whoever wrote the con argument has clearly not been near a school in the past 20 years. When my mother taught in the 1950's & '60's, the school system gave teachers the supplies. It isn't as though teachers have a choice. They MUST decorate their rooms & now are required to pay for ALL the materials themselves. Since we have apparently decided that schools are the last on our list of national priorities and that teachers are Public Enemy Number One, it seems reasonable that unless we want to be the least well educated & the last in teacher pay in the developed world that we could give teachers a financial break for things we require them to do.