53% of Americans Say a Teacher Changed Their Life for the Better

Teachers

Chattanooga, Tennessee—

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 coach.

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.

(YouGov)