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I recently lost my 4 year teaching position in an Ohio suburb due to a failed levy and layoffs. My question now is, if I am not fortunate enough to land another position, do I choose to sub in a potential district or do I apply for a charter school where I will most likely get hired? I can afford to sub for one year but that's it. I would miss not having a class full of my own students but I would have the opportunity to make a name for myself. Are there any good charter schools in the Columbus area? I have heard nothing but negative feedback on charter schools. Please help!
  • Sub Tough call. You originally posted a while ago. Have you heard anything as of yet? I long-term subbed this past spring after I finished student teaching in the winter. On one hand, I might worry for you that you will be unhappy going from a situ...See More
    Jul 19, 2009 report post
  • Jennifer Which charter schools do you recomend working at? Most of the ones I have looked at pay nothing. The school districts where I live start teachers off at 40,000. Does your school pay that? Otherwise, I think I'll substitute and get my name in ...See More
    Jul 17, 2009 report post
  • Charter school supporter Don't forget to consider if you need benefits, those are not offered to substitute teachers. I have worked in two different charter schools for the past seven years and I've had positive experiences. Do not think that just because they a...See More
    Jul 16, 2009 report post
  • Former Charter school teacher Substitute! I worked in a charter school last year it was the worst year of my life! I wish so much I had substituted instead. There was no support for discipline or children with special needs. The administration did not respect teachers at all. ...See More
    Jul 15, 2009 report post
  • Unsure Thanks for replying. I teach K-3. On 6/26/09, Elizabeth wrote: > Well...my husband just got hired in a district where he did a > LT sub job. I believe the positive references you get from > other teachers in a district have a HUGE impact...See More
    Jun 29, 2009 report post
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