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How Much Do Teachers Spend On Classroom Supplies?

Republicans have agreed to preserve a $250 tax break for teachers when they buy classroom supplies. But teachers tell us that they typically spend a lot more.
Source: Lindsey Balbierz for NPR

It's inevitable. Each year, teachers dip into their own pockets to buy things like notebooks, tissues and pencils for their students.

This inevitability is even enshrined in the tax code, which gives educators a $250 deduction for their trouble. Late last week, in

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