Parents going into debt to buy school supplies


(WIVB) — Transportation isn’t the only problem parents are facing when it comes to the new school year.

Parents are spending a record amount of money on school supplies, with some families even going into debt to provide for their children.

According to the National Retail Federation, spending on school supplies has jumped 22 percent.

Behind that surge are heavier requirements from schools, inflation, and the fear that some students may shift back to remote education.

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