Arizona cuts funding for textbooks, supplies

Nov. 30, 2009
Teachers say they are spending more of their own money on their classrooms
From The Arizona Republic: Teachers in Arizonaare having to deal with shrinking classroom supplies. The state legislature has cut $144 million from school districts in what's known as soft capital--books, technology and classroom supplies. But now, with budget shortfalls straining school resources - and some local schools cutting stipends for teachers' supplies - Maricopa County educators said they are spending even more of their own money for extras, and the basics, for their classrooms.RELATED...From The Seattle Times: Tight school budgets and dedication to the job add up to high out-of-pocket classroom expenses for some Spokane-area educators.

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