Where NM Ranks In The Best (and Worst) States For Teachers

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

  1. New York
  2. Utah
  3. Virginia
  4. Florida
  5. Washington
  6. New Jersey
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. Massachusetts
  9. Maryland
  10. Connecticut 
  • 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

  1. Hawaii
  2. New Hampshire
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Arizona
  5. New Mexico
  6. Missouri
  7. Louisiana
  8. Maine
  9. Montana
  10. Nevada

Click here to see where your state falls on the list. 

Source: WalletHub


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