Re: Just wondering about teaching in KY

    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.