North Carolina has received the lowest ranking as a state for teachers in the nation, according to a new study by WalletHub.
“Election season is really heating up, and the hot topic has become education reform,” said Jill Gonzalez, a spokesperson for WalletHub.
The report shed light on some negative aspects of North Carolina’s public education system, including its environment for teachers.
The study considered 18 different aspects of states' public education systems that concerned teachers — including the average annual salaries, teacher safety in the school and the annual state expenditure per student. Using this criteria, North Carolina ranked 51st, behind all other U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
“North Carolina has the fifth lowest annual salary in the nation at just $48,000, so it’s no surprise that the starting salary is also low, just $32,000," Gonzalez said.