More than 75% of Americans attribute at least one teacher to making a major impact on their life and career success, according to new research.
A survey by Typing.com polled over 1,000 Americans and asked about the educator in their lives that made the biggest impact.
Eighty-eight percent of people attributed their career success to a meaningful teacher. Out of those responses, 41% said their most influential teacher came later in their education in high school.
The study also found that the most influential teachers taught English (17%) and math (14%), respectively.
As to what teachers inspired their students, 65% reported that their teachers helped them realized their greater self-worth while 63% attributed their teachers as the guiding light to help them discover a passion or interest