New York Is Set Up To Attract the Best Teachers
October 5th is World Teachers Day, and when it comes to the best states for teachers to work, New York is near the top.
Wallethub recently did a study to determine the best and worst states for teachers, and New York landed very high on the list - #7! Ranking is based on various factors including income, pupil to teacher ration, and public school spending per student.
What it boils down to is New York is a pretty attractive state to work as a teacher, and you have to assume this brings the best teachers to the state. Some of our neighbors rank pretty high on the list as well: New Jersey landed at #1 and Massachusetts at #2.
And if you are wondering how this study translates to our students, when it comes to how much is spent in New York per student, New York ranks at #2 behind only Vermont. So yes, we do pay high taxes, but it is good to know funds are being used for the benefit of our children.