Classroom materials funding per student, 2008-09
Classroom materials funding per student, 2017-18
Per-student funding for classroom materials is less than half of what it was before the recession, forcing teachers to buy school supplies with their own money to make up the difference.
SINCE 2008-09, PER-STUDENT FUNDING FOR CLASSROOM MATERIALS HAS FALLEN BY 54%, ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION.
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" In no other profession in the world are workers tasked with moving mountains while being stripped of the resources to do so and then blamed when that mountain doesn't budge enough."
- Dave Wils, North Carolina Teacher