Chicago School Supply, and fellow members of the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA), support expanding the educator tax deduction to give relief to the teachers and education support professionals who reach into their own pockets to ensure that classrooms have the necessary classroom supplies.
According to a recent NSSEA study, 93% of teachers spend their own money on school supplies for their classrooms. Of that money, 72% is spent on extra-curricular instructional materials.
On average, the total amount spent annually is in excess of $500 with over 7% of the teachers surveyed spending more than $1,000 each year.
Read more about NSSEA’s effort to support teachers and what you can do to get help.
Filed under: Uncategorized on November 27th, 2007