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Teacher Spending

By Michelle R. Davis — December 19, 2006 1 min read

Read a summary of “Teacher Buying Behavior,” posted by Quality Education Data.

Teachers spend an average of $475 a year of their own money on classroom materials and supplies, according to a market-research firm.

In its study, the Denver-based Quality Education Data Inc. found that among K-12 teachers, elementary school instructors spent significantly more of their own money than those who teach middle or high school students. Elementary teachers spent an average of $539 per year on classroom supplies, compared with $393 for middle school teachers and $427 for high school teachers.

A version of this article appeared in the December 20, 2006 edition of Education Week