(CNN) As teachers in several states across the United States protest for higher pay and more funding for public education, lawmakers and onlookers are debating whether teachers deserve more money. Here are a few common myths about teachers and their pay. But teachers work much longer than that. MYTH: Teachers are given all their suppliesMany teachers have to pay for classroom supplies out of their own pockets, further adding to the financial burdens many educators are facing. In the 2015-2016 school year, 17.9% of public school teachers had a job outside of the school system, according to data from the NCES .
Source: CNN April 15, 2018 23:15 UTC