The $500 billion in public funding for America’s 98,500 schools is not sufficient to cover necessary classroom supplies, based on data from the US Census Bureau and the Education Market Association (formerly the NSSEA).

Still. most of the nation’s 3.5 million teachers spend their money on classroom supplies – a total of $1.6 billion. The following infographic is focused on notorious back to school spending. It is estimated that parents also spend an average of $600-$1200 per year on school supplies.

You will find in this infographic tips on how parents and teachers can save money on school supplies in terms of coupons, reuse & recycle and much more. For example, buy in bulk with neighbors, friends and fellow parents and teachers.

The infographic also reveals how some states score on the teacher salary index listing the best and worst ones.



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