As a new school year begins, many teachers are spending their own money – and lots of it – to stock their classrooms.
According to a 2016 study by the Education Market Association, teachers nationwide spent an average of $500 per year out-of-pocket on supplies for their classrooms. A 2015 survey by Communities in Schools found that 91 percent of teachers use their own money to support students in need.
On today’s episode, Daily Journal education reporter Emma Kent (4:31) joins Derek and Brad to talk about teachers going the extra mile for their students and ways you can help them fund various projects.
Also, Daily Journal Capitol Bureau chief Bobby Harrison (10:41) talks about last week’s Neshoba County Fair.
Governor Phil Bryant discussed priorities for the remainder of his term in office – pre-K and school choice. Also, Jim Hood and Tate Reeves squared off in a possible preview of the race to succeed Bryant, and Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall discussed the need for more state transportation funds.
M. Scott Morris (19:45) talks about his recent story on Dismals Canyon.
The spot in Phil Campbell, Alabama, is a place out of time. A spring-fed creek winds around massive slabs of rock, while blue, green, turquoise and yellow members of the dragonfly family dart hither and yon, and a bluff continuously weeps for a broken-hearted Indian maiden.