Back-to-school shopping is first assignment for students, parents (with video)
Despite the few items, students in the 1950s and 1960s "learned and went on to (become) taxpayers ... even putting a man on the moon," wrote Michael Johnston of Painesville Township in an email to The News-Herald.
Things have changed.
For example, youngsters entering kindergarten at Bellflower Elementary in Mentor are expected to be equipped with multiple items before the first school bell rings.
Among them are seven glue sticks, Crayola markers and crayons, scissors, folders and a notebook.
Unrelated to educational needs, but nonetheless required are a box of gallon-size Ziploc bags and tissues.
Read more in Jean Bonchak's story Back-to-school shopping is first assignment for students, parents (with video).