News10NBC and Dixon Schwabl Research's Opinion Poll: School supplies
Posted at: 08/28/2013 3:41 PM
As kids gear up for back to school, it's time to finish up that back to school shopping. A new survey found that teachers are digging deep than ever to get the things they need for their classrooms. The new survey showed that more than half of teachers across the country say they've seen budget cuts when it comes to buying classroom supplies. More than a quarter said they spend about $400 of their own money to make up the difference.
In News10NBC's Dixon Schwabl Research Poll, we asked how much money parents think their kids' teachers should be spending on supplies. Fifty-five percent of people said teachers shouldn't have to spend any out-of-pocket and 15 percent said teachers should spend up to $50.
When asked what they would be willing to do to help out their children's district, 52 percent said they'd be willing to donate or fund classroom supplies and only 17 percent said they have no interest in helping.
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