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Re: I need advice on a non-renewal vs. resignation
Older & Wiser

    I would look at it from a purely financial perspective. If
    they don't renew you, I believe you could claim
    unemployment. If you need the $,this is probably the best
    avenue.On the other hand, if $ is not a factor, I would take the
    resign route. At least psychologically, you have the upper
    hand with that alternative.

    Since you have 14 years in the education field, it would
    probably be too difficult to transition to another career.
    However, I have seen teachers take marketing positions with
    textbook and year book companies.

    Don't let this course of events get you down, the education
    field is broken in my opinion. But that is a topic for
    another thread.


    On 3/24/08, Carol wrote:
    > I have been given the option of non-renewal or resignation
    > by my principal. He refuses to give me specific reasons
    > why. There are certain diffencencies in my teaching is all
    > he will say. I have received a variety of pieces of advice
    > anywhere from do not resign and fight it in front of the
    > school board to choose another profession. I am a veteran
    > teacher with 14 years experience and my first one in this
    > district. Help!!! I am an excellent teacher with no black
    > marks on my record.