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Louisiana, Arkansas Land in Bottom 10 on List of Best States for Teachers

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There is a bit of work that can be done to take better care of our educators.

First off, can we just give a round of applause to our teachers. These people are shaping the minds of our future and inspiring them to be their very best. I’ve always said that teaching is not for me simply because I wouldn’t know how to cater to different learning styles. Like, what if a kid just doesn’t get it? I wouldn’t be able to manipulate the process to a way they could understand.

Our local teachers deserve more.

Louisiana and Arkansas landed in the bottom half of WalletHub’s Best and Worst State for Teachers list. Their research is based on key factors like income growth potential, pupil-teacher ratios and even safety. New York came in at number one on the list while Arizona pulled up the rear at number 51 (the list included the District of Columbia).

Arkansas did fairly well with a number 34 ranking. While it’s not the bottom 10, there is still work to be done. Louisiana however, could use a lot of work after their number 46 placement on the list. What weighed heavily on the Boot was the bottom-of-the-list ranking when it comes to the quality of school systems.

The only states below Louisiana on the list were Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, Hawaii and Arizona.

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