Office Depot - School Pencils for Students are Constantly Breaking-Students Can't Use Them!
# 2 School Pencils - Complaint
LAS VEGAS, WASHINGTON -- My husband is a teacher at a Title 1 school in North Las Vegas where the children are living in a distressed community. These teachers received free pencils from Office Depot and when trying to sharpen the pencils so the children can do their work- the pencil lead constantly breaks. I have a bag full of pencils that can not be sharpened without breaking the instant you put pencil to paper. It is as though they were made with pieces of lead so that it will not stay in the pencil. I spent a hour this week sharpening the class pencils for my husband and EVERY pencil would fall out of the pencil EVERY TIME I sharpened them.. Is this how Office Depot is supporting students? Every teacher I spoke with was experiencing the same problem with these pencils and now my husband and I have to purchase (out of our pockets) some other pencils or mechanical pencils for his 30 students so they have something to write with everyday.
What these kids need and what these teachers need is great supplies without teachers having to pay out of pocket constantly. I am so frustrated with the quality of these pencils.. Please help us fix this problem! Tell me what you will do to make this right! Thank you!