I teach first grade at a charter/private school here in Ohio. I was offered my parapro job back at a public school for the fall of 2009, they got some funding back I guess. The school we work in is a constant battle where fear and intimidation is an everyday thing...Many of us are constantly threatened to be fired or written up (like they're trying to build a case against us if they ever were to fire you) for everything...most of which has nothing to do with the actual job of teaching!
I am afraid to buy a home since you never know if you're going to get fired or not! The staff of about 40 has about 35 people who are not happy, and are looking everyday for something else. We try our best to support each other.
I am looking for advice on whether to take my old job back even though I will make very little money and lose my benefits, which I am very healty and can able to pay for them for a while on my own. I fear that if the administration fires at will, which...See More