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Teacher Statistics 2016: Why Teachers Are the Real Heroes and Why We Help Them Every Day

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, so educators will benefit from special discounts and freebies that many big brands will offer them as a sign of appreciation. Teachers Price, however, is bent on making teacher appreciation a year-round event, helping educators save every day!

With over 8,000 local, national and online discounts right at their fingertips, teachers, faculty and staff can easily save on clothing, meals, school supplies, technology, textbooks and more.

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Why Brands Should Appreciate Teachers By Giving them a Discount Year-Round

Compared to similarly educated college graduates in the US, elementary and high school teachers earn 33% and 29% less, respectively, according to a recent study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

In addition to earning less than their peers, teachers routinely reach into their own pockets to cover the cost of basic school supplies for their students. According to a recent study by the NPD group, 91% of today’s teachers pay for school supplies with their own money.

But it’s not just teachers who dig into their own pockets. One study found that 66% of education support professionals (administrators, bus drivers, custodians, lunchroom staff, secretaries, security guards and skilled trades people) also dig into their own pockets to help students, spending an average of $216 per year.

Given that teachers are underpaid and still subsidize school supply costs, they deserve to get discounts every day – not just during Teacher Appreciation Week.

Teachers Price is happy to support educators who are the underpaid backbone of our future.


If you know of a business that offers a teacher discount, please let us know so we can share the news with other educators. If you’re a business considering a teacher discount, contact us!

Yoora is the Creative Director at The University Network. She likes to create content that communicates her core values and convictions. If you haven’t noticed already, she also likes alliteration, puns, and parallelism. Oh, and add to that everything visually appealing!