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Donors Choose and Reddit Gifts: Why Do Teachers Have to Rely on Charity?

Liz Dwyer

Teachers are certainly grateful for all the school supplies that come their way thanks to endeavors like Donors Choose and Reddit Gifts. But over at the Guardian, Heather Long notes that educators in wealthy communities don't beg for pencils. This "disparity between wealthy and poor neighborhoods: who has markers and construction paper for fun classroom projects and who has to rely on a dedicated teacher to beg for money online," says long, is a sign of America's misplaced priorities.

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