I have been happy with Fiskars brand. They seem to take a lickin'
I tend to buy expensive scissors because they last longer. I have to say that there is a glut of mass produced cr*p out there that is cheap and falls apart at the drop of a hat. I find that almost ANY art supply designed for children in the art room is not well made. I have been collecting "vintage" pencil sharpeners and hole punchers because they were made better back in the days!
-Katrina in Los Angeles