Survey: Teachers paying hundreds more out of pocket for classroom supplies

A new survey found that over 90% of teachers are spending around $800 of their own money on classroom supplies this year as inflation drives up costs, nearly 20% higher than last year.

News 12 Staff

Sep 5, 2023, 4:23 PM

Updated 263 days ago

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More than 90% of teachers are spending more of their own money on classroom supplies this year, according to the National Education Association survey.
The organization estimates teachers are shelling out around $800 out of pocket as inflation drives up the costs of items like crayons, pens, and pencils by nearly 19% from last year.


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