October 15, 2018

Amid budget cuts, teachers scrimp for student supplies

Teachers in the U.S. have long reached into their own pockets to help cover the cost of school supplies. But that financial burden is getting heavier amid funding cuts around the country for public education.

Eva Siefert, who teaches art to roughly 300 students at one preschool and two elementary schools in Naugatuck, Connecticut, said her budget for supplies amounts to $1.60 per student — for the whole year. That’s down from roughly $15 per child during her student-teaching days more than a dozen years ago.

“I don’t know anybody who doesn’t dip into their own pocket,” she said. “Most teachers love

Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/amid-education-cuts-teachers-scrimp-for-school-supplies/