Some Teachers Report Spending Over $1,000 Out Of Pocket On Classroom Basics

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 1:10pm
Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:44am
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Many students are back in the classroom as a new school year kicks off, and teachers have been busy ahead of their return. For many teachers, though, that often means spending their own money on classroom items that their schools and districts did not — or would not — provide.

Hundreds of teachers have shared their tabs on social media, some reporting hundreds or even thousands of dollars spent so far this year.

Rebecca Garelli is a sixth grade science teacher in Phoenix and one of the leaders behind last year’s #RedForEd movement. She joined The Show to talk about these pricey preparations.

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