School district to teachers: “Okie dokie, science teachers, here’s your supply budget for the year: 40 cents per student, go for it!”
Private foundation to teachers: “No, we can’t give you any extra supply money for your science classroom. Not enough of your students go on to college.”
Is there an emoji for jaw on the ground? There should be. How can science teachers possibly provide the hands-on, inquiry-based science experiences that might actually get a kid excited about science, and motivated to go to college with a supply budget of 40 cents per student per year?