Saving on Classroom Materials
Educators in my city have a group on The Freecycle Network (http://www.freecycle.org/). [As of today, Freecycle has 4,343 groups with 4,969,000 members who all give (and get!) free stuff in their home towns.] Members offer and request items with no money exchanged. I have noticed several times teachers have asked for or offered supplies, so perhaps others could sign on in their own communities and do the same. Browse the site to find a group in your area. Experienced teachers who get rid of items could be a great help to new teachers with only basic resources.