NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Regardless of how classes are taking place this year, a new study finds that teachers are still spending a lot of their own money on supplies.
According to a survey by adoptaclassroom.org, some teachers are having to spend a third of their school supply expenses on distance education materials. But there are ways you can help.
The organization found that three out of four American teachers are spending money on ink and paper, so they can deliver packets to students who don't have access to online classes.
Take into account the cost of postage and mailing supplies and it adds up.
“They're actually spending more,” said Ann Pifer, executive director of AdoptAClassroom.org.” “70% of the teachers we surveyed said that they have delivered supplies to students' homes, either by bringing them personally or by mailing assignments with supplies."
Here's how you can help. Visit adoptaclassroom.org to donate to a specific classroom in our area. You can find classes needing help from Clarksville, to Manchester and in Nashville.
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