As summer draws to a close, it is time for many to think about back-to-school shopping, such as notebooks, backpacks and new clothes. As an economist who has studied consumer prices for years, I wondered how soaring inflation was affecting the costs of typical back-to-school gear. Consumer prices rose by about 8.5% in July from a year earlier, according to […] … learn more→
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Worried about back-to-school inflation? Latest price data on backpacks, laptops and kids’ clothes offers some relief for parents
School year off to a rocky start? 4 ways parents can help kids get back on track
Sending a child to school in the morning is a daily ritual for millions of families worldwide. Unfortunately, the attendance process has become highly disrupted due to COVID-19. The fact that many kids have been away from a physical school building for a year or more presents a number of challenges for them and for their family members as […] … learn more→
How do we organize back to school?
Does anyone really think that schoolchildren will be able to return on alternate days or weeks, that teachers will be reinforced by 50% or that the big problem is in the grades? Will parents also work alternately? Will we take the money for health education, will it come only from the fiscal surplus or will everything fall […] … learn more→