2021 Teacher Spending Survey
How much do teachers spend on supplies?

As a non-profit whose mission is to advance equity in education, AdoptAClassroom.org regularly surveys our teachers. One of the questions we ask often is how much do teachers spend on supplies for their students. Understanding classroom needs directly from teachers helps our community support where we can make the largest impact. Unfortunately, we discovered that […]

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Teachers Spend $745 a Year on Supplies: The Cost of Distance Learning

As of spring 2021, teacher out-of-pocket spending on supplies increased to an average of $750 a year. Get the latest research from our 2021 survey here. In June 2020, AdoptAClassroom.org surveyed U.S. educators to find out how much PreK-12 teachers spend on school supplies in the era of distance learning. AdoptAClassroom.org received 3,938 unique, completed […]

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Teacher Spending Survey: $50 Classroom Giveaway

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, teachers nationwide have made the switch to distance learning, and we want to know how this has impacted their school-related spending. We’re asking teachers to fill out our short survey to raise awareness about how Distance Learning has affected teachers and students across the nation this school year. We will use […]

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This School Survey Found What Educators Need

Educators are in desperate need of supplies. The average teacher spends $740 a year of their own money on classroom materials, but that’s not enough to keep up with the needs of their students throughout the school year. To better serve teachers and schools, AdoptAClassroom.org conducted a national school survey of K-12 educators to find […]

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Supply Survey: Tell Us What You Need

We’re working on a new project with one of our vendors to offer education bundles through AdoptAClassroom.org’s marketplace. Our goal is to make it easier for educators to order the essential items they need quickly. However, we want to make sure we’re meeting your needs! Please fill out this brief and anonymous survey with your […]

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