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Old 06-24-2017, 11:13 AM
 
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What are the best cities and states to teach in? Ones where the cost of living doesn't make your salary negligible.
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Old 06-24-2017, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Any major midwestern city except Chicago. Problem is jobs can be hard to find in the good suburban districts. Everybody wants to teach there. Inner city and rural areas in the midwest tend to have trouble getting quality teachers.
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:42 AM
 
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Northeast
Upper Midwest
Pacific Northwest
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Not anywhere in the South for sure unless you are a professor.
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Here's a website with some stats.

https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-w...teachers/7159/
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:57 PM
 
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I would look to states that still value public education in terms of teacher pay and overall funding. New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia score highest with Education Week. Outside of the large metro areas of the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic the rest is fairly affordable versus salaries.

Quality Counts 2017: State Report Cards Map - Education Week
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I've heard teachers are paid well in Illinois.
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Old 06-25-2017, 07:43 PM
 
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In terms of pay, West Virginia doesn't value teachers in the least. The State is always in the bottom ten for pay.
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Old 06-25-2017, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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Keep in mind, the better the teachers are treated and paid, the harder it is to actually get hired. Competition is fierce in well paying districts. (As in thousands of applicants per position.)
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:09 AM
 
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In terms of pay, West Virginia doesn't value teachers in the least. The State is always in the bottom ten for pay.
It also has one of the lowest cost of living ratios in the US, so one would be hard-pressed to suggest otherwise.
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