New report ranks North Carolina as second worst state for teachers

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A new national ranking on working conditions for teachers across the country released by has North Carolina slated as the second worst state to be a teacher, according to an article published by the North Carolina News Service.

The report cites large class sizes, funding reductions and stagnant salaries for educators among the reasons for the Tarheel State’s less than admirable position in WalletHub’s rankings. Sadly, this is actually an improvement upon last year, when North Carolina ranked dead last in the same poll.

This year, N.C. managed to squeak by West Virginia, though it still ranks well below Virginia (2nd overall), Tennessee (34th overall) and South Carolina (46th overall). In response to this disparaging news, local organizations around the state are stepping up to attempt to fill funding gaps, though some are leery such actions will lead to further cuts to budgets from the state level, according to North Carolina News Service’s article.

Read the full article on, or check out WalletHub’s ranking at

About Max Hunt
Max Hunt grew up in South (New) Jersey and graduated from Warren Wilson College in 2011. History nerd; art geek; connoisseur of swimming holes, hot peppers, and plaid clothing. Follow me @J_MaxHunt

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