Tennessee is making some lists in the education world, and where we fall is disappointing, if not surprising. While Tennessee is among the states with the lowest investment in public schools, we are also one of the worst states to be a teacher. Here’s more from HeyTutor and Business Insider:
Tennessee is near the bottom in investment in public schools, according to data published here:
- Total spending per student: $9,184
- Instructional spending per student: $5,584
- Support services spending per student: $3,090
- Total spending: $9.27 billion
- Average teacher salary: $48,456
- Graduation rate: 89.8%
- Academic performance: Below average
Tennessee is also one of the worst places in the country to be a teacher, according to Business Insider:
Tennessee: One-third of teachers in the state would leave the profession for something with higher pay, a 2019 survey found.
And, here’s a friendly reminder:
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