LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky fared well in new research assessing the best states for teachers.
WalletHub says Kentucky is the 17th best state for teachers. WalletHub's analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 21 key indicators of teacher-friendliness. Two of the main components in coming up with a score includes opportunity & competition and academic & work environment.
New York was the best state, followed by New Jersey, Illinois, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Hawaii rounded out the bottom five with Arizona in last place.