On 7/10/04, Tom wrote:
> I teach in central Kentucky. I would never recommend anyone
> relocate to our state to teach. We are about 16 years
> into "education reform" and it has made a mess of
> everything. Students are no smarter than they were before
> KERA (Kentucky Education Reform Act) and teachers are way
> more frustrated! The paperwork is overwhelming, the testing
> is ridiculously unfair to teachers because of no student or
> parent accountability, and the pay is pathetic. My wife (who
> is also a teacher) and I have two children of our own and we
> repeatedly drill in to them that they are not to be teachers.
> Now, let me say that we have a huge shortage of teachers. In
> fact, we are rehiring retired teachers in Special Education,
> math, science, and other areas. These teachers can draw full
> retirement along with their salary. It's gotten that bad.
> For your sake, I hope you stay in California where at least
> the weather is nice (if you're in Southern Cal).
> On 6/29/04, wonderingCA wrote:
>> I am a teacher in California, born and raised in Southern
>> California, but my husband was born and raised in KY. We
>> have some land in KY and may eventually relocate there. I
>> check in on these chatboards every now and then to see if I
>> can learn anything about the teaching conditions, but there
>> seems to be very few posts. Is there another chat location
>> to surf? I'm interested in what the job situations are,
>> conditions, .... Thanks.