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Getting Ready to Go Back to School at the Teacher’s Convention


Sure, it’s the middle of summer, but that doesn’t stop teachers (and perhaps tired parents) from thinking about back to school time. Last week, the teachers went to the National Education Association’s convention in Orange County to try out new products from hand sanitizer to shoes to books and school supplies. But what do teachers like best about these conventions? The Orlando Sentinel got a candid response from one attendee:

“Nearby, at the end of a row of vendors, an exhausted Nancy Wright, an elementary school music teacher from Gas City, Ind., sat on a book carrier she just bought and several bags of promotional items.

When asked what she liked about the convention, she piped up, “freebies.”

And then, she added, the networking and camaraderie with fellow teachers.”


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