Budget cuts, growing classroom sizes and inadequate resources increasingly limit the ability of educators to do their job the way they wish they could. According to a recent report, 99.5 percent of all public school teachers spend their own money on classroom expenses, with a national average of $485 per year coming straight from teachers’ pockets.
This is unacceptable. School fundraisers on YouCaring allow educators to access extra money for field trips, arts programs, special projects or supplies. Financial limits shouldn’t translate into an inferior education for kids. Students deserve rewarding and exciting new educational experiences, and teachers deserve access to the resources that will help them provide those—without having to dip into their own paychecks to do so.