Teachers Spending Own Money For Supplies

Teachers are shelling out more of their paychecks to pay for basic school supplies, costs many school districts use to cover. Public school teachers spend on average $500 out of pocket, according to a study by the National School Supply and Equipment Association. The report also found that teachers are the main source of funding for classroom projects paying for 77 percent of classroom supplies. Nationwide this spending is estimated at $1.6 billion. With school districts facing tighter budgets, find out what local teachers have to say tonight at 6:00.


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