More Teachers Pay To Stock The Classroom Supply Closet
You might consider office supplies provided by your employer a given -- but not if you’re a teacher. A survey this year by the National School Supply and Equipment Association found that virtually all teachers -- 99.5 percent -- use their own money to buy basic classroom supplies. Last school year, teachers shelled out an average of $485 over the course of a year.
One lesson virtually all teachers have learned: if you want your classroom up to snuff, you're going to have to spend your own money.