Clickbait website: N.C. is 21st best state for teachers

Business.org released a Wallethub-style ranking of “best states for teachers.”  Yes, I know, I clicked on it.  Sorry.  The N.C. Association of Educators had a Facebook post about it, and I just couldn’t help myself.  They complain, “On average, NC teachers make 20% less than the average salary for all occupations in our state. We’re not even in the top 20 nationwide. That says a lot about the priorities of state lawmakers.”

North Carolina ranks much higher than South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia, although the methodology leaves a lot to be desired.

 

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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