Best and Worst States to Be a Teacher
Students and teachers across the country have returned returning to the classroom amid a pandemic that shut down schools in much of the country for months. Some teachers are quitting due to safety concerns, while others may be laid off over the next several months as state tax revenue has been decimated by the economic crisis caused by the pandemic.
Pay isn’t the only factor determining the quality and desirability of a teaching job. Class sizes, pensions, and general working conditions are all important when gauging what it’s like to be a teacher in a certain state. In most states, less than half of new teachers are expected to remain in the profession long enough to qualify for a pension — these are the states where teachers are paid the most and least.
To identify the states where it’s best and worst to be a teacher, 24/7 Wall St. constructed an index of average annual teacher pay, student-teacher ratio, the percentage of new teachers who are expected to remain long enough in the profession to qualify for a pension, and the overall quality grade research and policy group the National Council for Teacher Quality in its 2017 annual report gave the state.
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Pent-up demand spurring activity, may not sustain: ICRA
‘Oct. production spikes are exaggeration of true recovery’
The pick up in economic activity in October was the result of pent-up demand and may not sustain going ahead, ratings agency Icra said on Tuesday.
Multiple fast-paced indicators, including GST collections, had been showing a sharp recovery since October, which has also led many analysts to revise their overall GDP forecasts for the fiscal.
“We caution that the spikes in production seen in the various sectors in October 2020, are an exaggeration of the true recovery on the ground, as they have been driven by a large component of pent-up demand that may not sustain after the festive period is over,” the agency’s principal economist Aditi Nayar said.
The factors that need to be watched are the pace of government spending in the second half of the fiscal, after the unexpected contraction recorded in the September quarter, she added.
The potential re-imposition of restrictions in one or more States on account of a fresh surge in COVID-19 infections may temper the momentum of recovery in the coming months, she warned.
The agency said that available trends for early November suggested some moderation in these spikes.
In October, 10 of the 17 high-frequency indicators tracked by the agency showed a pick-up.
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Donald Trump Is Now Retweeting Randy Quaid’s Election Rants And Do-Over Calls
President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning turned to Randy Quaid to ramp up his baseless case to overturn the 2020 election result ― and made the actor-conspiracy theorist’s name trend nationally on Twitter.
Trump retweeted five of Quaid’s posts, the day after General Services Administration head Emily Murphy finally authorized the transition process between Trump and President-elect Joe Biden.
In one, Quaid called for “an in-person-only-paper ballot re-vote, especially in the States where flagrant irregularities have occurred.”
To be clear, there has been no evidence of mass voter fraud.
“Are you listening Republicans?” asked Trump:
Trump also shared tweets from Quaid in which the “Independence Day” actor said he didn’t see Americans “rolling over for this election fraud” and called Trump “the greatest President this country has ever had.”
The president also retweeted this clip of Quaid ranting about Fox News:
And this clip that Quaid filmed to hail Trump in 2019:
Twitter users were stunned by Trump’s posts.
“Did anyone have Donald retweeting Randy Quaid’s do-over vote idea on their 2020 Election Bingo card?” asked “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill.
European Economics Preview: UK Consumer Price Data Due
Consumer and producer prices from the UK and new car registrations from Europe are due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.
At 2.00 am ET, the Office for National Statistics is set to issue UK consumer and producer prices for October. Inflation is forecast to rise to 0.6 percent in October from 0.5 percent in September.
UK output prices are forecast to fall 0.7 percent annually and input prices to decline 2.5 percent in October.
In the meantime, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association releases Europe’s new car registrations data.
At 3.55 am ET, Iceland central bank is set to announce its interest rate decision.
At 5.00 am ET, Eurostat is scheduled to publish euro area final consumer prices for October. According to preliminary estimate, harmonized consumer price index decreased 0.3 percent annually, the same as in September.