Teacher Needs School Supplies

Teacher Needs School Supplies

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This homemade poster was used by public-school third-grade teacher Teresa Danks in July 2017 in a roadside effort in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to raise funds for her classroom. Most public-school teachers use their own money or raise funds to provide classroom supplies. Danks was spurred to action by her frustration with recent steep cuts to Oklahoma’s education budget. Her effort attracted media attention nationwide and helped to bring awareness to the issue of teachers’ role in providing classroom supplies.
Articles reporting on Danks’s effort include:
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United States: Oklahoma
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paper; marker (overall material)
overall: 55.6 cm x 70.8 cm; 21 7/8 in x 27 7/8 in
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Teresa Danks
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Work and Industry: Philanthropy
Giving in America
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History
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