Whether because of budget cuts, red tape or reorganization of funding, 53 % of 814 teachers surveyed said they used their own money to buy school supplies or carry out class projects. Is this also your case?
This poll comes to us from the United States. He has been carried out on behalf of Horace Mann, an insurance company dedicated to educators. According to respondents, the types of equipment that were lacking in funding during the last school year are mainly:
- tools for math and science (according to 40 % of respondents)
- reading material (according to 39 % respondents)
Four out of five teachers said they had to drop a planned project for lack of funding.
Of those who decided to use their own money, three-quarters spent at least 100 $US. In addition, 30 % spent between 200 and 400 $US, and 13 % we spent more than 600 $US! In 2011, the company Horace Mann obtained similar data in another survey.
In the United States, the company Horace Mann is a partner of the site DonorsChoose.org, a service that connects teachers needing to finance projects and community donors, under the model of crowdfunding.
Here, why not also use crowdfunding for your class projects?
Here are some sites that allow it:
– Indiegogo (the creators of the iPad application "J'accorde" used it)
– The Beehive (Quebec city)
Use the comment form below to tell us about how you get to fund your projects!