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if you are one of the few people who are lucky enough to have a job at a public school, quit whining about pay, the governor, OGTs, etc.

there are lots of us who have paid our dues for years- subbing, working in exploitative charter schools etc- and many of us would give our right arms for your jobs. be grateful for your job. after 6 years of "dues-paying",and a master's degree i still cannot get a job. most of my colleagues in similar situations have left the profession for this reason. i spend my days working for 10 bucks an hour in retail and would give anything to teach. so if you arent happy with the state of education then leave and make room for the droves of us who want and would appreciate your job.
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this was written by pksped, who didn't mean to post anon. nm On 2/08/09, do you feel better now? wrote: > Somehow I don't think that post helped your situation any. > > Would you rather we don't give two hoots to try to improve > the quality of the education field for tomorrow's teachers? > > > I'm genuinely sorry that there aren't a gazillion jobs to > employ every teacher candidate ...See More
Feb 8, 2009
Exploited Teacher Whitch charter school company did you work for? if you can say. If not I understand. I work for an Ohio charter school and they are exploitative. I have spent thousands of dollars buying things for my classroom because the school buys nothing. No crayons. No pencils. No nametags. Nothing! We don't even have toys for the younger grades. The adminstr...See More
Feb 8, 2009
agree with original I have to agree with the original post. I understand that current teachers have paid dues also, but my gripe is with the ridiculous retire-rehire program. Either retire or don't. It is very frustrating when in my area last year of all of the teachers who retired 90% of them were rehired and the 10% that weren't were in fields like Italian and Spani...See More
Feb 9, 2009
CB I, too, am genuinely sorry there aren't enough jobs from every educator currently seeking employment. As you may note from my previous posts from last year (and year's past, if they are accessible on this site), I was in your situation only a short time ago. Every day I feel incredibly blessed to have found a job in a district I love with students ...See More
Feb 9, 2009
Elizabeth Where are you located and what do you teach? I'll keep my ears and eyes open.

On 2/08/09, k wrote: > if you are one of the few people who are lucky enough to > have a job at a public school, quit whining about pay, the > governor, OGTs, etc. > > there are lots of us who have paid our dues for years- > subbing, working in ...See More
Mar 16, 2009


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