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Back-to-School Costs Soar, Burdening the Poor

From binders and backpacks to USB drives and other gadgets, ballooning back-to-school supply lists are pinching poor families' budgets and creating what some see as a have and have-not public education system.

"When it comes to things like school supplies, those are the things that can make or break your budget," said Robyn Eastwood, assistant director of development and external affairs at Project Hope, a Boston-based organization that helps low-income mothers. "The cost of everything keeps going up…. Then it makes everything else a struggle."

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