If you're a teacher in Illinois, first thank you, and second congrats you are some of the bests in America.

Illinois was ranked number 9 out of all the states for being the best states for teachers in America, and I have to agree. I have been fortunate enough for my kiddos to have some of the best teachers so far since they have been in school. So, what makes Illinois one of the best for teachers? According to wallthub.com the researched all 50 states ranging from teachers’ income growth potential to the pupil-teacher ratio to whether the state has a digital learning plan.

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Illinois came out with a score of 51.88 and comes in at number 6 for opportunity and competition and 21st in academic & work environment. So not bad and a reason why so many teachers come to Illinois to teach. Missouri came in at number 45 on the list and Iowa checked in at 26.

The website than ranked Illinois number 4 in highest annual salaries behind Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New York. Missouri came in a number three for lowest projected teachers’ turnover, which is really great for the state. Neither Illinois, Missouri or Iowa ranked in the best school system or the worst, so I mean that's a good sign we didn't end on the "worst" side of things.

If you're in college and you’re thinking about where to apply, I would look into Illinois and some of the opportunities that will be available to you in the state. You never know, if might be the beginning of a long professional relationship with the state.

Source: WalletHub

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