(WWBT) - Virginia is ranked in the top five for U.S. states that appreciate teachers.
The Commonwealth ranked #4 in state teacher appreciation rankings, according to a poll of 1,000 Americans on Brainly, the world’s largest peer-to-peer learning community for students, parents and teachers with more than 150 million users globally.
Virginia comes after Indiana, Mississippi and Nevada. Illinois took the fifth spot.
The poll also found 83% of Americans said teachers don’t get the recognition they should for the massive impact they have on America’s youth and 79% say teachers aren’t paid enough and should be paid more.
62% said they keep in touch with their favorite teachers after leaving school., and English teachers ranked highest on the list of all-time favorite teachers.
Tuesday, May 7 is National Teacher Appreciation Day.
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