The profession of teaching is a labor of love.  It takes a person with a beautiful and strong soul to be a great teacher.  It's pretty much a given that teachers nationwide are underpaid and under the thumb of state and federal mandates which end up doing much more harm than good for the teacher and student. 

With that being said, there are some states that tend to offer more for teachers than others, and that brings us to this list of states that are considered the best and the worst in which to be a teacher.  The list is presented by Wallet Hub, and in their methodology they take into consideration such factors as pay, safety, teacher to student ratios, average work hours, and much more.

Here are the top ten states in which to teach:

  1. Wyoming
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. Minnesota
  4. Massachusetts
  5. Virginia
  6. Wisconsin
  7. New York
  8. Ohio
  9. Utah
  10. Iowa

Here are the bottom ten states in which to teach:

  1. North Carolina
  2. Mississippi
  3. West Virginia
  4. South Dakota
  5. Hawaii
  6. Arizona
  7. South Carolina
  8. Florida
  9. Maine
  10. Kentucky

Texas ranks in the middle of the pile at 29.



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