If you are expecting TN schools to be like Michigan schools,
forget it. They are 30 years behind anything in the North
or Northeast. I taught in Indiana and, I can tell you, the
notion of union here is foreign. Sure, the weather and
topography is great, but teachers work like dogs for low
salary and little respect. I don't want to sound so
negative, but it's a difficult place when you're used to
Midwest schools that make sense.