If you want to pursue a career as a teacher or perhaps you already are a teacher you may want to know where the best (and worst) place to teach might be, keep reading.
With World Teachers’ Day on Oct. 5 and teaching among the lowest-paid professions that require a Bachelor’s Degree, WalletHub.com recently released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Teachers.
Hoping to shed light and help educators find the best opportunities and teaching environments in the U.S., the report shows the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 22 key metrics, ranging from teachers’ income growth potential to pupil-teacher ratio to teacher safety.
So, if you want to make it a go as a teacher or seek a better teaching gig, you might want to check out the report to see where your state ranks. If it isn’t at the top, it might be time to consider selling your home, and relocating you and/or your family to a city where you can rise like the star you are or could be.
According to the website: “The National Center for Education Statistics, about a fifth of all public-school teachers leave their positions before the end of their first year. Nearly half last fewer than five. Many teachers, especially novices, transfer to other schools or abandon the profession altogether “as the result of feeling overwhelmed, ineffective, and unsupported,” according to ASCD, a nonprofit focused on improving the education community.
In some states, however, teachers are more fairly paid and treated than in others. Those states are less likely to face a revolving door of teacher turnover.
Here is a snapshot of the website’s findings:
(1 = Best)
|State||Total Score||‘Opportunity & Competition’ Rank||‘Academic & Work Environment’ Rank|
|43||District of Columbia||46.32||44||37|
For the full report, please visit: