If someone asks you who your favorite teacher was, chances are they'll have a definite answer and, in most cases, they'll rattle off several of their favorite teachers over the years.
Teachers mean a lot to our youth. So many, they're a source of inspiration and someone kids want to impress. They're a second parental unit to many. We're fortunate here in Washington as WalletHub found we were 4th place for best state for teachers.
Theses states were ranked by opportunity and completion as well as academic and work environment.
Virginia, New York and Utah are the only states above Washington, and for their own reasons.
Last place belonged to New Hampshire with the other Washington, D.C., coming in 2nd to last place.
In your face, other Washington!
Being a teacher is one of the thankless jobs out there so any and all appreciation for our teachers is always welcome and they can use all the support we can manage for them. We love our teachers, especially here in Washington state.
A few other factoids to bring out about Washington and teachers:
Washington is 1st place for 10-year change in teachers salaries.
Washington is 1st for existence of digital learning plan.
Washington is 4th for average starting salary.
Washington is 5th for average salary.
Washington is 15th for projected competition in 2030
Washington is 15th for public school spending per student.
Get more info via Wallet Hub.
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