GOP Tax Bill Makes It Harder on Educators

GOP Tax Bill Makes It Harder on Educators
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There is a laundry list of problems with the Republican tax overhaul that recently passed the House of Representatives and is currently being considered in the Senate. The bottom line is this bill puts corporations and the ultra wealthy ahead of hardworking American families. But let's dig a little deeper. For someone like me, an educator who spent nearly four decades as an elementary teacher and special educator in Baltimore City, the Republican plan is just cruel because it eliminates the federal educator expense tax deduction, which has allowed teachers to recoup up to $250 that they spend on supplies for their classrooms.

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