This study estimates that public school (K-12) teachers spent $3.2 billion in educational products in the 2012-2013 school year, $1.6 billion of it from their own pockets. Conducted by Perry Research Professionals in spring 2013, this study reports on teachers' knowledge of parent-teacher stores, including their spending patterns, funding sources, shopping preferences, and factors that influence their purchasing decisions.
The main objectives of this study are to determine the following aspects of the teacher shopping experience at educational supply stores:
- Level of awareness of parent-teacher stores
- Average amounts spent by teachers on educational products
- Funding sources for classroom supplies
- Preferences of teachers who purchase educational products
- Factors teachers consider when shopping for their classroom
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