GoBankingRates uses WalletHub method of attracting web traffic

GoBankingRates has a new “study” of average teacher salaries, titled “Here’s How Much Teachers Make in Every State.”

Charleston South Carolina-based freelance writer Lia Sestric calculates North Carolina’s average as $43,587, even though the N.C. Department of Public Instruction recently reported that the average North Carolina teacher salary is $49,837.  The $6,250 discrepancy falls short of the most liberal definition of a “ballpark estimate.”

It reminds me of the Wallethub “studies” that are designed to increase web traffic at the expense of sound research.

 

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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