- 31 teachers from 19 different states revealed to Business Insider how much of their salary they spend on school supplies.
- Some teachers spend thousands of dollars a year on their classrooms.
- Salaries for teachers vary. One Mississippi teacher makes $35,000 a year. A teacher from Massachusetts with over 30 years of experience reports an $80,000 annual salary .
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Due to dwindling public-education funding, public-school teachers sometimes shell out hundreds of dollars for classroom chalk and pencils out of their own pocket.
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