New research suggests that compared to last year, everyone’s feeling less stressed about the new school year ahead. But parents are a lot more confident than teachers.
This year, nearly a third of parents (29%) say they are worried about their school district having the appropriate number of qualified staff members.
The most commonly cited concern among teachers remains, however – 24% – still worry about delayed academic progress among their students, making it one of the top-ranked options for two years in a row.
Sixty-eight percent of parents feel their school district has the appropriate resources, however, only 54% of teachers say the same.
STUDENTS’ TOP FIVE 2022-2023 SCHOOL MUST-HAVES ACCORDING TO PARENTS
- Basic supplies (e.g. notebooks, pencils, highlighters) (41%)
- Laptop/tablet (38%)
- Backpack/lunchbox (32%)
- Retro supplies (e.g. 90s gel pens, scented markers, trapper keepers) (31%)
- Headphones (27%)
WHAT KIDS WANTED FOR BACK TO SCHOOL IN THE 80S
Overalls and sneakers
Overalls were $28.99 in the 80s compared to now at $93
Sneakers were $11.88 today the same shoes are about $39.00