Books or Booze?
Will we be stocking up on school supplies this year or booze? This is a popular meme that has been floating around social media the past few weeks, and while it is a joke, there is some truth to it. Parents and even school officials don't know what to advise parents to buy for the school year 2020-21. With the novel coronavirus still spreading, schools actually being in session come August is still speculation. Many districts have put out hypothetical plans for children to attend school in a safe and socially distanced way, but if those plans actually come to fruition is yet to be seen. Which leaves many families puzzling over what to expect to buy during the back to school shopping season. Below are some very real back-to-school shopping realities parents might face very soon. (If your schools don't reopen, here's What a Teacher Wants You to Know About Homeschooling.)
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