2014′s Best and Worst States for Teachers

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  1. gr3teacher

    gr3teacher Phenom

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    If Virginia is top five, then the rest of y'all must deal with some straight-up wretched conditions. Yikes.
     
  2. stephenpe

    stephenpe Connoisseur

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    This is dead on. The lawmakers in Fla are determined to ruin our public schools. It is idiocy and criminal.
     
  3. kinderkids

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    My eyeballs are now spontaneously leaving my head!!! So.....what are the consequences of some such said 13 exams failure???
     
  4. yellowdaisies

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    This is my question as well.

    Though if CA were 48th in work environment I wouldn't be too surprised.... That's the reason I am never leaving my wonderful current school. Ever. It's a jungle out there.
     
  5. Go Blue!

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    It sure is ...
     
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    My state is dead last and it comes as no shock. The state is trying to dismantle public ed. This year my class size is reasonable but I don't have ANY textbooks. Nothing. Nada. I'm VERY lucky to have received my first salary increase of my career (16%) but very veteran teachers (25 years+) got pitiful 'raises' that worked out to about $5/month. It was the first raise in almost 7 years. The misleading political agendas on the radio make me want to scream.
     
  7. NC Teacher 4

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    NC is dead last,

    and I am not surprised. We don't have adequate technology, textbooks, assistants (only in K around here), our schools look like prison yards with the chain link fences surrounding them, morale is low, teachers are leaving for other states, and the list goes on....Something has to change soon in NC.
     
  8. frogger

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    Apparently the politicians haven't gotten that far in their discussions yet.
     
  10. teachart

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    It says Michigan teachers make the most, but I guarantee that will change soon. I will probably never make the current median salary.
     
  11. Pashtun

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    I have always been concerned about this myself and is the leading reason I will not move back to Michigan to teach. At the momento it provides such a high standard of living and with the economy the way it is, I just don't see it lasting.

    I would move back there, but I see something major happening to the current salary schedule and job security in Michigan.
     
  12. Go Blue!

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    Everything you listed sounds like the issues we have in my district, BUT I am paid very well for the pitiful working/teaching conditions I have to deal with.

    I'm sure teachers are mostly leaving NC because of compensation/wage issues. If you are being paid well enough, you may be willing to put up with a bunch of other problems at work.
     
  13. Reality Check

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    I'm STUNNED to see Pennsylvania not only ranked second, but 6th in "Opportunity & Competition." A spot in a decent school district is practically bequeathed from generation-to-generation in this state - there is no genuine opportunity.

    :confused:
     
  14. lucybelle

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    51- bwahahaha!!!

    I've seen lots of studies recently that rank NC as 50 or 51 (depending on whether DC is included), and sure education in NC needs to be fixed, but it's not awful enough for me to either move out of the state or quit teaching. Yet.
     
  15. blazer

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    I assume it is the same state?
     
  16. blazer

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    They will probably grow up to be politicians!
     
  17. catnfiddle

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    I am as well, and I say that as someone who probably could have "inherited" my mother's teaching position upon her retirement had I chosen to stay in state.
     
  18. iteachbx

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    Interesting...New York was #7. I'm not that surprised, judging from what I've read from people on here I'm very lucky.
     
  19. mcqxu

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    Exactly. Cleveland rocks!
     

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