Due to a lack of resources, teachers across America say they are dipping into their personal funds in order to supply their own classroom needs.
While some are reaching straight into their pockets, others crowdfund in hopes to fulfill these back-to-school necessities.
Courtney Jones, a Texas-based elementary educator, launched a successful hashtag: #clearthelist -- a pay it forward initiative which asks the public via social media to help meets simple demands of teachers across the nation.
The movement raised over $85,000 for teachers in need of supplies. It came in the midst of the #RedforEd movement's launch -- where thousands of educators marched at state capitols to demand pay increases and better education funding since 2018.