I would think that if you have went through that much math in
college, you would find a much higher paying job than being a
teacher. It just isn't worth it in my opinion. I am too old to
go back to college for that long and that much money. It isn't
like there is a lucrative job at the end of the rainbow. I would
maybe make in the upper 30s, hardly alot of money these days.
I tend to agree with you. I think being a teacher is probably
one of the most underrated jobs in the Country. It is a very
hard job with many demands and few support systems. I can tell
that just from subbing. And you are correct. If you do not get
in a good school, the students could care less about doing well
or getting it. My positive experiences have been in decent,
On 4/21/08, Rodeo wrote:
> By the way, that is a common misconception that you implied.
> That there is a shortage of math teachers mainly because the
> requirements to become one are prohibitive. Actually, if all
> the math teachers with credentials would teach math there
> would not be a shortage.
> A significant reason for the shortage is the high numbers of
> credentialled math teachers who quit teaching math. Teaching
> math is a revolving door or if you think of the supply of
> math teachers being a partially filled bucket, then picture
> that bucket having a hole in the bottom.
> What made that hole? Miserable working conditions are the
> cause of the hole in the bottom of the math teacher supply
> And it isn't exclusively bad math teachers who quit.
> Statistically speaking, the highest qualified math teachers
> (highest IQs, highest SAT scores, highest college GPAs,
> attended the best colleges, etc.) leave in higher
> proportions than the least qualified ones. Being a "good"
> math teacher will not protect you from the horrid working