Here’s a cool stat as the school year gets started: Over half of Americans had a teacher growing up who changed their LIFE.
53% of us say at least one teacher changed our life for the better. And it doesn’t matter how old you are. 60% of seniors say it’s true, and so do 54% of people under 30. So there are still lots of great teachers out there making a difference.
The survey also looked at which grade people were in when their favorite teacher made an impact on them. And it’s most likely to happen in high school.
33% were in grades 9 through 12 . . . 13% were in 6th to 8th grade . . . and 16% said somewhere between 5th grade and kindergarten.
7% said it was a teacher they had after high school, like a professor in college. And 3% said it was a coac
Chances are you also had a few BAD teachers along the way. 22% of us had a teacher who changed our life for the worse.