It's a sad truth that many teachers spend hundreds of dollars out of pocket for classroom supplies and snacks for children who may not have them for whatever reason. According to Schooltastic, teachers who were surveyed spent $530 of their own money on classroom items on average. In poverty stricken areas, that number went up to $672.
Currently, teachers are allowed to deduct up to $250 of that amount on their taxes. There was recent uproar after the House version of President Donald Trump's tax bill eliminated that deduction, though it was restored in the final version that President Trump signed just before Christmas.
On Saturday, The Office actor Jenna Fischer took to Twitter incorrectly claiming that the final version of the bill eliminated the deduction. She wrote in a now deleted tweet: