Staples: Stop hurting students! Don’t raise prices on teachers!
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Staples: Stop hurting students! Don’t raise prices on teachers!

    1. Petition by

      Kerry Marshall

      Salisbury, MA

Staples, your new policy to limit the number of back to school supplies teachers can purchase at a discount will hurt teachers and students.

The majority of teachers buy supplies for our classrooms using our own money. The Extreme Deals discount program allowed us to provide our students with the necessary supplies that many would not be able to afford on their own. 

The supplies we need for our classes will suddenly cost teachers hundreds of dollars -- which we just can't afford.

Last year if I wanted to buy 25 packages of loose leaf binder paper for my class it would have cost around $2.50. This year, the same purchase would cost approximately $40!

Our schools continue to face significant budget cuts in communities throughout the country. Teachers are faced with the tough decision of either paying for school supplies on our own, or letting our students go without basic supplies like pencils, paper, crayons, and glue. 

Leaving our students without supplies is not an option, so we spend our own hard-earned money on back to school supplies so we can teach and so students can learn. 

Staples’ revised Extreme Deals discount program will make it impossible for many of us to afford the supplies our students need. 

Staples, please don’t give up on teachers! We need you to continue to help us by providing the Extreme Deals discount at the time of purchase. Anything else will just hurt students.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Barbara Curry BOARDMAN, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      My family is a teaching family and they need all the help that is available to them.

    • sandra thompson INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      • about 2 years ago

      Teachers already spend too much of their own money for school supplies. Don't do this!

    • Jeff Brown MADISON HEIGHTS, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      Having just spent money on school supplies for my own classroom, I was greatly saddened to discover this new policy.

    • Deborah Morrow MUSKEGON, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      As a teacher it saves me money out of my pocket to be able to purchase large quanaty supplies on sale.

    • Maralee Bradley KENT, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm a first-year teacher. I'm doing my best to give my students all that I can afford, but now I can't afford enough for everyone, and it's digging even deeper into my own living expenses to provide them the best. I know your deals come from much deeper pockets than mine, and I feel hurt that you could choose to provide these charitable deals, but you simply don't. Unlike you, it's not our pocketbooks we worry about, it's our 150 students that we teach daily. This year, if I spent enough to provide for my whole class, I wouldn't have enough left over to pay my rent.


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