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Percentage of public school teachers who spent their own unreimbursed money on classroom supplies and average amount spent during the 2006-07 school year, by state: 2007-08

StatePercent of teachers who
spent their own money
Average amount of money spent among
teachers who spent their own money
United States  92.4 $450
     
Alabama  89.6 382
Alaska  90.9 666
Arizona  91.4 540
Arkansas  89.6 394
California  93.3 714
     
Colorado  92.1 483
Connecticut  92.9 421
Delaware  94.3 420
District of Columbia  90.6 694
Florida  91.6 441
     
Georgia  92.1 410
Hawaii  94.0 620
Idaho  91.5 338
Illinois  92.5 405
Indiana  93.7 401
     
Iowa  94.4 352
Kansas  93.1 393
Kentucky  92.2 403
Louisiana  90.4 371
Maine  93.4 364
     
Maryland  91.8 503
Massachusetts  92.4 449
Michigan  95.7 545
Minnesota  95.7 410
Mississippi  88.0 450
     
Missouri  92.0 365
Montana  89.0 391
Nebraska  90.4 337
Nevada  91.5 618
New Hampshire  94.2 344
     
New Jersey  93.6 377
New Mexico  94.1 525
New York  92.6 457
North Carolina  92.9 434
North Dakota  90.7 285
     
Ohio  93.8 454
Oklahoma  92.2 421
Oregon  93.4 421
Pennsylvania  91.4 365
Rhode Island  93.8 481
     
South Carolina  90.9 399
South Dakota  94.8 313
Tennessee  91.3 367
Texas  91.1 419
Utah  86.2 433
     
Vermont  90.9 310
Virginia  94.1 415
Washington  91.4 401
West Virginia  90.6 295
Wisconsin  95.5 380
Wyoming  91.1 418
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2007-08.


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