December 16, 2013


Gallup released its annual update on honesty and ethics of professions earlier today. Educators again topped the list of over 20 professions which Americans were asked to rank the honesty and ethical standards.

U.S. Views on Honesty and Ethical Standards in Professions, December 2013


We thought it would be timely to point out to our Indiana legislative members and Governor that citizens, no matter what political party they affiliate with, trust teachers more. 70% of Americans believe teachers have a high or very high level of honesty and ethical standards, versus just 14% for state office holders. Only members of Congress, lobbyists and car salespeople rank lower.


We believe it’s time for state legislators and the Governor to start listening to Indiana’s teachers and show their profession the respect it deserves. 7 out of 10 Americans believe that they should.