While teachers likely have one of the most important jobs out there, it is often a thankless one, with many teachers being overworked and underpaid, and definitely under-appreciated. But some states do a better job than others at treating their teachers fairly, and a new report reveals which ones they are.
- WalletHub just came out with their annual list of the Best and Worst States for Teachers.
- They judged the 50 states and District of Columbia on 24 key indicators of teacher-friendliness, in areas of opportunity and competition and academic and work environment.
- The factors included things like starting salary, income growth potential, pupil-to-teacher ratio, teacher security, quality of school system and more.
- Topping the list this year is New York, which earns a 59.93 out of 100.
- New York comes in third for academic and work environment and in fifth for opportunity and competition.
- California is tops for opportunity and competition, while Delaware is tops for academic and work environment.
Top Ten Best States for Teachers
- New York
- New Jersey
- On the flipside, Hawaii has been named the worst state for teachers, scoring just a 33.36.
- Hawaii comes in at 49 opportunity and competition, in the bottom ten for academic and work environment.
Ten Worst States for Teachers
- New Hampshire
- District of Columbia
- New Mexico
Click here to see where your state falls on the list.