The National Education Association reports that about a fifth of all public-school teachers leave their positions within three years and almost half depart before they hit the five year mark. What contributes to those decisions?

AllOnGeorgia takes a look in this week’s Map Monday.

WalletHub, a personal finance website, analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 23 key metrics, ranging from teachers’ income growth potential to pupil-teacher ratio to teacher safety.

The Top 10 states for teachers are as follows:

while the bottom 10 states for teachers are:











So, where did the Peach State land? Squarely in the middle. Georgia ranked No. 25 on the list with an overall score of 50.65. Our state also ranked No. 13 for ‘Opportunity & Competition Rank’ and No. 35 for ‘Academic & Environment Rank.’

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Source: WalletHub
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Jessica Szilagyi
Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."


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