September 30, 2014 | Number of The Day
New Jersey rated 11th-best state for teachers

If New Jersey’s teachers are looking to work in a positive academic and work environment they’ve chosen the right state, according to the most recent study by Wallethub, a financial social network. But if they are looking for opportunity and competition for jobs — well, not so much.

Overall, New Jersey ranked 11th in the country as a place for teachers

When it came to academic and work environment, the state scored second to Vermont. But in terms of competition for jobs and opportunity, New Jersey scored 31.

In many areas that are considered important for education, New Jersey scored very high: first when it comes to the best schools; fifth when it comes to the lowest pupil-to-teacher ratio; and highest public-school spending per capita. But New Jersey fell somewhere in the middle of the pack when it came to salaries adjusted for cost of living, number of job openings, and the overall unemployment rate.