Nevada appreciates its teachers more than any other state!
Despite the premise being beyond the comprehension of anybody paying attention to the state, some international website looking for publicity declared Nevada teachers “#1 Most Beloved in U.S.”
The ranking comes from the self-described “education experts” at Brainly, a website that calls itself “the world’s largest peer-to-peer learning community … with more than 150 million users globally.”
Nevada tied for first with two other states equally known for educational excellence — Mississippi and Indiana. All three states received a score of 100, though the press release the Current received did not explain what that means. One might assume it is a ranking of states where teachers are appreciated only in thoughts and prayers and not in salary raises and proper class sizes.
This week, the state’s largest teachers union will vote on whether to authorize a strike. As of this writing, legislators have yet to introduce a bill that addresses the systemic underfunding of the K-12 education system, despite there being less than a month left of a Legislature that meets only once every two years.
Regardless, it is National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10) and Nevada teachers can get some free and discounted stuff.
It’s also National Nurses Week (May 6-12), another profession Nevada has a unique way of showing its appreciation for.