We’d never expect a surgeon to buy a scalpel or syringe, so why do we expect underpaid educators to compensate for underfunded schools?
Teachers should be focused on planning lessons for students, not planning how to pay for school supplies.
Share your story and photos of how much you spend on classroom supplies. Use #OutOfMyPocket on social media.
Last spring, educators and parents stepped up for public schools in a big way. But, the #RedForEd movement is not over. We’ll continue doing what it takes to make sure students have the resources—including the pencils, tissues, and food—that they need to learn.
Lily Eskelsen García
National Education Association
P.S. Don’t forget to wear #RedforEd on Wednesdays to stand up for educators and students who deserve more from their schools!