Colorado Among Worst States for Teachers
A study released recently shows Colorado ranks 41 out of 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Teachers in Colorado are "overworked and underpaid" according to the study done by Wallethub.
The study revealed that education jobs are among the lowest-paying occupations that require a Bachelor's degree and that quite often pay does not keep up with inflation. Combine that with the pressures of the job and the seeming lack of mobility causes teachers to leave not long after they begin.
The study compared pupil-teacher ratios, income growth potential, and teacher safety and with Colorado near the bottom, there is a lot of work that needs to be done to keep the teachers we have and attract others.
The top ten states for teachers, according to the study are North Dakota at the top, followed by New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Connecticut, Illinois, Minnesota, Massachusets, Utah, and New York.
The bottom ten, in addition to Colorado are Tennessee, Maine, District of Columbia, South Carolina, Oklahoma, New Mexico, West Virginia, Louisiana, Hawaii, and New Hampshire