Teachers, who typically pay out of their own pocket for numerous school supplies, are turning to crowdfunding to give their classes a headstart.
CNBC reports that “DonorsChoose.org, which focuses solely on education projects, says it raised more than $100 million. GoFundMe.com, which is a general crowdfunding site, raised $60 million in the last 12 months, with education as its fastest-growing category.”
Money comes from parents and others in the locale, saving teachers, schools and school districts.
It is changing the dynamic of what kids see as possible, according to one instructor.