Thanks to America's chronically underfunded educational system, we're always asking a lot of our teachers without giving them much in return. In 2020 especially, educators have been forced to adjust to the most difficult circumstances with the same scarce support. Yet, even from behind a mask or through a Zoom window on a laptop screen, phenomenal teachers around the country have remained committed to providing their students with exceptional learning experiences.
As always, these teachers deserve bigger salaries, better benefits and backing, and more respect all-around from our society. As a single person or family, you might not be able to provide all that to the teachers in your life, but you can show them some appreciation this holiday season with gifts that are both thoughtful and useful.
Ahead, we've curated several gifts that all kinds of different teachers would be thrilled to receive. After a long semester of being overextended and constantly having to find creative solutions to uniquely 2020 issues, our teachers, our kids' teachers, and our teacher friends could all use something extra special.
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