Teachers Fill Classrooms By ‘Crowdfunding’

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Some public school teachers have resorted to an unconventional method of gaining funds to stock their classrooms with supplies. From Dallas to Fort Worth schools, teachers at all grade levels are crowdfunding.

“Our teachers know that the students don’t really have a means for it, so they do provide for our kids,” said Brian Deveaux, Principal of Roosevelt High School and Academy of Health Science.

Crowdfunding is a way of raising finance by asking a large number of people each for a small amount of money, usually online.

“I was completely overwhelmed by the support I received,” said 11th grade physics teacher Sara Beth Ribot. In addition to lining up her lesson plans, Ribot set up a crowdfunding webpage on gofundme.com. In a matter of days, her friends, family, even strangers donated close to $600.

Paying out of pocket for classroom supplies is nothing new…

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