Actress Jenna Fischer criticized the tax bill for taking away the $250 tax deduction that teachers get for buying school supplies, but had to apologize when she discovered the deduction had been preserved. Her apology defended teachers, most of whom spend far more than $250 to supply their classrooms.

Conservatives lashed out at her for not realizing the $250 deduction was retained.

She tweeted:

”Thanks for your tweets! I had some facts wrong. Teachers surveyed by Scholastic in 2016 personally spent an average of $530 on school supplies for students. Teachers who worked at high-poverty schools spent an average of $672. The tax deduction was capped at $250.”


Ah, those highly paid teachers, always looking for tax breaks. Not equal to the breaks coming to the 1%, of course.

Nice to see an actress who knows the score.