There should be no need for kids to have to carry this much in their school backpacks. Conner’s backpack easily weighs 40 pounds. Devin’s weighs a bit more than that.
Are today’s schools under the impression that our children are pack-mules? (Stubborn and mule-headed does not mean they can carry this much weight.)
I am going to have to start putting money aside to pay for his inevitable back problems.
I totally do not understand it either. When I ask my kids if they HAVE to carry that much, they always say yes. I’m not sure what their teachers would really say.
I know! The books are insanely heavy, ON TOP OF too many assignments in general.
We can see the kids’ assignments on line, and it looks as though, yes, they really do need the books.