What if you had to pay out of pocket for all of the supplies you need to do your job? Your computer, tablet, desk, chair, anything you use at work had to be paid for out of your own money. Seems crazy, right? But teachers have to.
Every year teachers spend anywhere from $600-$1,000 of their own money on supplies for their classroom. It’s even more for new teachers, they need to stock their classrooms and build their inventory for the first time. It’s expensive. And, new teachers are already struggling financially. Nationally, the average starting salary for teachers is $36,141 and student loan debt for teachers is in excess of $15,000. This means the supplies for their classroom have to come out of an already tight budget—their own pocket. Learn more>