Study: Florida ranked one of the worst states for teachers

Published: Oct. 13, 2017 at 6:20 PM CDT
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According to a recent study, Florida is one of the worst states for teachers.

In a study published in September by WalletHub, analysts observed categories including average starting salary for teachers, average teacher pension, and pupil-teacher ratio.

Out of 51 states including the District of Columbia, Florida ranked 47th, with one being the best and 51 being the worst.

WalletHub collected data from sources including the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Education Association, and the Learning Policy Institute.

"It is a stressful situation. The salary, when compared to other professionals, does not measure up at all in education. In education, you're not there for the salary," Sandra Davis, Deputy Superintendent for Bay District Schools, said.

Davis said the school district is aware of the situation and the district's bargaining team made an offer during contract negotiations to increase the starting salary for teachers.

To read the complete study, you can click on the link attached to this article.