Education is a facet of modern living, an enriching experience we often take for granted in 2019 – and there are a lot of reasons why. While the slight majority feels engaged in school, only 48 percent of secondary school students feel what they are learning will benefit them in the real world, according to Youth Truth student survey issued in 2017.
Other factors that contribute to student dissatisfaction come into play, as well: inadequate academic environments, the competitive attitude towards grades, peer pressure, and the meer fact that school starts so early in the morning.
However, the negative attitude towards school as a whole only perpetuates feelings of dread, anxiety, and indifference towards course materials, when there’s a lot that could be celebrated, instead.
Everyone wants to go back to school feeling cool with decorative notebooks, colorful pens, mechanical pencils, novelty erasers, and sturdy binders, but the price of school supplies themselves can leave you in a bind – especially if you’re a parent supplying two, three, four, or more children.
In fact, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that families will be spending record-breaking amounts on “back to school” shopping this year, with the average household that has K-12 students spending $696.70. Households with college-aged students plan on spending $976.78, the highest amount ever recorded by the NRF.
However, you don’t have to drop hundreds – nearly a thousand – to send your kids back to school in style and equipped with the tools they need to succeed.