New York is the top-ranked state for teachers’ degrees in the United States, according to a national survey released Monday.
In fact, New York was the only state with at least one degree for every 100 teachers, according the survey, which included a breakdown of the state’s total population.
“The New York City area has the highest rate of teachers with a bachelor’s degree in the country,” the survey says.
“This is despite the fact that New York State is one of the most expensive states for education in the U.S. The New York metropolitan area spends an average of $18,818 per pupil per year.
That means New York residents can spend an average $25,085 per year to pay for their education.”
The survey also looked at the state of teachers’ work experience.
The state ranks eighth in the nation, with an average teacher working at least 30 hours per week and earning $44,715 annually.
“We know New York has a long way to go to meet our goal of creating a better education for our teachers,” said John Zimbalist, the president and CEO of the New York Federation of Teachers, which commissioned the survey.
“But it’s a start and it shows the tremendous commitment New Yorkans have for educating our children.
The future of teaching is bright in New York.”