PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Many kids, and parents, are dreading the words “back to school” as we head into August. A new survey by the National Retail Federation shows parents of students in kindergarten through 12th grade expect to drop $700 on average for school supplies this fall.
A big chunk of that is on clothing and accessories.READ MORE: 3 People Shot Inside Bar In Philadelphia's Holmesburg Section, Police Say
Electronics, such as computers, calculators and phones came in second.READ MORE: Former Chester County Day Care, Preschool Director Arrested For Failing To Report Child Abuse, Prosecutors Say
“It seems that more and more schools are requiring you to have these things, no surprise there,” said Mark Matthews, of the National Retail Federation.MORE NEWS: Eagles Center Jason Kelce, Omicron, Dogecoin Among Most Mispronounced Words In 2021
Parents of college-bound students expect to spend about $1,000. Most of their money will go towards electronics, followed by dorm furnishings.