Aug 11, 2017

08/11/2017: What it costs to send your kid back to school

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The show this week is education themed, and we're looking at stories from all over the country. We consider a landmark case weighing the right to literacy and its value, tax breaks for school supplies, the cost of college and the best gifts to give a new freshman. Parents, students and teachers all share their views in this episode about the value of education in the U.S.

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In Detroit, a battle over the right to literacy

Aug 10, 2017
A group of students is suing the state of Michigan for failing to provide access to literacy in public schools
Downtown Detroit skyline. 
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The 4 best ways to save on college

Aug 11, 2017
Expert Mark Kantrowitz tells us his top tips.
Stanford University's library.
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Teachers spend hundreds of dollars on back to school supplies

Aug 11, 2017
We spoke with a Los Angeles teacher about the school supplies she buys for her classroom each year, and what she wishes the school budget would cover.
A school teacher shops for back to school supplies in California. 
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Lunch shaming is on its way out of schools

Aug 11, 2017
Local school policies address how to deal with unpaid meal charges.
Adriene Hill/Marketplace
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Back-to-school supplies are a little more expensive — and complicated

Aug 11, 2017
An Ohio business wants to pick out those specific items for you and deliver it to school.
Back-to-school supplies can add up.
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The show this week is education themed, and we’re looking at stories from all over the country. We consider a landmark case weighing the right to literacy and its value, tax breaks for school supplies, the cost of college and the best gifts to give a new freshman. Parents, students and teachers all share their views in this episode about the value of education in the U.S.