Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Teachers Spending More On Out Of Pocket Expenses

As the new school year begins in Arizona, public school teachers are spending ever higher amounts on basic classroom supplies.  A new national survey finds teachers spending an average of nearly $500 a year out of pocket. Arizona Education Association president Andrew Morrill says the amount spent on supplies is easily double that in our state.

The study from the National School Supply and Equipment Association finds that public school teachers nationwide spent $2.3 billion last school year on supplies, and $1.6 billion of that total was from their own pockets.

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