With World Teachers’ Day around the corner and teachers having to implement social distancing or online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2020’s Best and Worst States for Teachers, as well as accompanying videos.
For the full report, visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-states-for-teachers/7159/
California ranked near the bottom in terms of starting salaries but was first overall in the existence of a digital learning plan.
Teacher-Friendliness of California (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
• 44th – Avg. Starting Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
• 14th – Avg. Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
• 37th – Quality of School System
• 50th – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
• 22nd – Public-School Spending per Student
• 38th – Teachers’ Income Growth Potential
• 17th – Projected Competition in Year 2028
• 2nd – 10-Year Change in Teacher Salaries
• 2nd – Statewide School Reopening
• 1st – Existence of Digital Learning Plan
In order to help educators find the best opportunities and teaching environments in the U.S., WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 key metrics, ranging from teachers’ income growth potential to the pupil-teacher ratio to whether the state has a digital learning plan.