How We Should Be Graded on How We Treat Our Teachers
Richie Bernardo of WalletHub recently posted a ranking of states according to how well teachers are treated:
In the map above, states that treat teachers better than others are of a darker shade. New Jersey apparently lands on top. How the ranking is made can provide guidelines on what we need to do to treat teachers well. The methodology employed seems to have been shaped by experts in the education field. Thus, it is useful to look at the scoring scheme:
Job Opportunity & Competition - Total Points: 70
Academic & Work Environment - Total Points: 30
It should be no surprise that salaries are high on the list. Teachers like everyone else have bills to pay.
In the Philippines, public school teachers have been asking for quite sometime for a substantial raise in their salaries. Sadly, the Philippines will likewise score very low under the Academic & Work Environment category. Celebrating World's Teachers' Day on October 5 means nothing if we continue to not value our teachers.