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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!
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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 on hiring > decisions. When an administrator has hundreds of resumes to > scan through, ...See More
Jun 29, 2009
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. And with no union, there wasn't much teachers could do. I had children with SEVERE special needs in my ...See More
Jul 15, 2009
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 are a charter school you will get hired. The hiring is just as competetive as a traditional school. We conducted s...See More
Jul 16, 2009
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 where they pay well. Thanks!

On 7/16/09, Charter school supporter wrote: > Don't forget to consi...See More
Jul 17, 2009
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 situation where you are THE teacher to a "stand-in" who must follow rules, lesson plans and other ac...See More
Jul 19, 2009

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