Re: Out of Luck?

    Hi everyone,

    Just wondering, would you consider the outlook for math as terrible
    also? I have been told that it shouldn't be too difficult for me to
    land a job once I graduate. Am I out of luck... or at least out of


    On 12/11/08, TT wrote:
    > In truth, why is anybody even bothering to go into teaching?
    > Almost ALL of the states are hurting economically, districts are
    > hurting and cutting back. As harsh as it sounds, try to find
    > something else to do unless or until the economy bounces back.
    > On 12/06/08, TeachinTucson wrote:
    >> What I was told by a recruiter in Beaverton is that there is a
    >> glut of teachers in the entire Northwest. Unless you have
    >> something (or someone) that really sets you apart from the pack,
    >> or you are ready and willing to relocate, I would advise that
    >> you choose a different profession. Many people substitute for
    >> years and never get hired full-time.
    >> On 11/23/08, Brenda Parazoo wrote:
    >>> I am nearly in the same boat as you. I'm accepted and ready
    >>> to begin my MAT in January. I know people in the Central
    >>> Oregon area who have not been able to get jobs at all. In
    >>> fact, I know of an Education Assistant who is a certified
    >>> teacher from California but never was able to land a job as a
    >>> teacher here. We have at least 2 Universities graduating
    >>> teachers every year here. The jobs aren't unlimited. I'm
    >>> scared to have a $20,000+ loan to pay back, and then not be
    >>> able to find a job to pay the loan off. I guess I would like
    >>> some teachers from all over Oregon to answer the
    >>> question... "Is it a bad time to get a teaching degree?"
    >>> On 11/18/08, ~ a wrote:
    >>>> Hello there, I am an undergraduate student at PSU, about
    >>>> one year away from applying/entering PSU's Graduate School
    >>>> of Education to receive my state certification for teaching
    >>>> elementary ed. The posts I am reading here, and the hearsay
    >>>> I have collected are painting a grim picture in terms of my
    >>>> hopes to eventually land a teaching position in the
    >>>> Portland area! I could consider working across the river in
    >>>> Washington, I suppose, but moving out-of-state is not
    >>>> really an option for me.
    >>>> I am wondering if anyone on this board has any input,
    >>>> advice, or suggestions to this aspiring young teacher.
    >>>> Thanks! ~ a