George Lucas Educational Foundation

458 Bucks: Teacher Out-of-Pocket

Every teacher needs a giving tree.
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Average amount of their own money teachers spend at the beginning of a school year to stock a classroom with supplies, snacks, prizes, classroom decorations, and other instructional resources. Though schools provide staff with basic supplies, about 60 percent of a teacher's expenses still go toward purchasing necessities such as pencils and pens. Some teachers spend more than $1,000 before that first day of class, buying everything from $2 notebooks to $500 educational software.

Source: National School Supplies and Equipment Association

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The consideration to the arts sholud be shown through a larger stipend for each year.

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All schools should be fully funded. No student should have to bring any supplies to school with the exception of a backpack. Everything else should be provided, even paper. Let's put the public back in public schools.

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