Findings from the Maryland State Education Association's poll include:
- In the last year, 94% of Maryland educators paid for school supplies out of their own pocket, an increase over the 91% of Maryland educators who indicated that they did so when polled last year.
- In the last year, 50% of Maryland educators held a second job to make ends meet -- up 9 percentage points from the 41% who held a second job the year before. Among educators under 30, 57% worked a second job in the last year.
- Debt is a problem for many educators: 44% have run up personal debt to make ends meet over the last year, up 10 percentage points from the previous year.