Richmond County Daily Journal | OUR VIEW: Congress must restore teacher tax deduction

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Pop quiz: When teachers dig into threadbare pockets and purses to buy essential supplies for cash-starved classrooms, should the federal government demand a cut of what they spend?

A.) No, teachers shouldn’t have to buy supplies at all. School districts ought to be equipping educators with the tools they need.

B.) No, the U.S. Department of Education should be supplementing local budgets to provide classroom supplies.

C.) No, it’s an unfortunate reality that teachers have to pitch in. Taxing these purchases just adds insult to injury.

D.) Sure, why not?

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