“It’s no surprise that too many students start each school year without the supplies they need, or walk into classrooms that don’t have the resources required for a productive year. For anyone who knows a teacher, it’s also no surprise that they reach into their own pockets to help meet these needs. The extent to which they do so, however, never fails to astound me.
According to a 2013 study, teachers spent $1.6 billion of their own money on supplies for their classrooms and students during the 2012-13 school year. On average, that means each teacher spends $485 out-of-pocket on his or her students…”
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