WalletHub ranks North Carolina as one of the worst states for teachers

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — It’s no secret that teachers in North Carolina feel overworked and underpaid, but just how justified is that claim?

Well, a recent study by WalletHub found that North Carolina is one of the worst states for teachers to be employed — and that isn’t shocking seeing as how thousands of teachers rallied in the Capitol in attempt to grab the attention of state lawmakers during the “March for Students and Rally for Respect.”

Some of those contributing factors include low pay and lack of mobility. In fact, those issues become so prominent that it can cause teachers to quit soon after they start a new job.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about a fifth of all public-school teachers leave their positions before the end of their first year.

“Once again, another ranking that puts teaching in North Carolina near the bottom in the nation,” said NCAE President Mark Jewell. “Our public school students deserve better, our educators deserve better, and our communities deserve better. The priorities of this General Assembly have been to cut taxes for corporations and millionaires, leaving our public schools starving. Even the latest drop in business rankings points to the chronic underfunding of our public schools as a major problem.”

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