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School Shopping Cutbacks

Gayle Strickland Jones shops for back-to-school supplies for her fifth-grade son and seventh-grade daughter in Newark, Del. (AP Photo / Saquan Stimpson)

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(AURN) -- Schools across the country are suffering as budget cuts are leaving educators with limited funding for classroom supplies. According to a new poll conducted by, nearly half of teachers in grades K-12 are not provided with adequate educational resources. Trae Bodge, Senior Editor of tells the American Urban Radio Networks that nearly 3 in 4 teachers say they use their personal funds in addition to asking parents to help financially when it comes to stocking classrooms with the necessary educational tools.

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