Modern fairy tales

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Modern fairy tales
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Fri, 10-03-2008 - 4:41pm

Is it time we put aside Cinderalla et al. and find more modern fairy tales that reflect on the difficulties facing women in our time? That its probably not the best idea to wait around for Mr. Right to sweep you away and meet your every need forever?


I don't much care if a woman decides she wants to be

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Registered: 08-03-2008
Sun, 11-30-2008 - 11:37am

Quoting you, you can say there is a difference until you are blue in the face, but that doesn't mean there is one.

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Registered: 01-12-2004
Fri, 11-28-2008 - 8:56pm

I live in Michigan.

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Fri, 11-28-2008 - 11:52am

I'm hardly suggesting it's "chicken feed." But around here, there aren't any public school teachers making 100K. People generally go into teaching for reasons other than money. If teachers in Michigan make 100K after only 10 years, I can see why there aren't any teaching jobs there.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 11-28-2008 - 11:16am
principals,administrators here get a nice bonus based on their school's report card.

 

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Thu, 11-27-2008 - 11:58pm
Yep, her plan of making 100K as a teacher was obviously not well thought out. And if I'm remembering right, you're a science teacher, too.
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Registered: 11-08-2006
Thu, 11-27-2008 - 7:45pm

It's ludicrous for ANYONE to go into teaching for the money, LOL! I'm an almost 20-year veteran teacher -- in one of the best districts, in one of the highest paid places for teacher salaries -- and "I'm" not making 100K.

I do LOVE my summers off though:)

Eileen

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Registered: 11-08-2006
Thu, 11-27-2008 - 7:42pm

Admittedly I don't know much about Michigan schools nor the area you live in. Did you apply to all the inner city districts in your area or those within a decent drive? Many of us started in inner city schools -- In fact, that was my first job.

How many districts did you apply to? What was their location -- inner city, suburban, rural???

Did you try using an employment agency that recruits teachers for schools?

I do find it really hard to believe that a new teacher could not find a teaching job within a decent distance from where you live.

eileen

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 11-27-2008 - 4:24pm

Your plan was a bad one. You went into teaching for the money--thinking that you could make $100K after 10 years and have the summers off--and when that didn't pan out, you quit after only one year. You didn't have any commitment to teaching. Now you expect employers to believe what you really want is to be a chemical engineer.

And after what you've said about charter school teachers, it's a wonder you would send you kids to one.

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Thu, 11-27-2008 - 10:22am

Do you read my posts?

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Registered: 11-08-2006
Wed, 11-26-2008 - 5:17pm

<<....but for your boys,i would guess it's going to be something like,my parents both worked and we had a nanny. yes? not saying that's bad but a difference just the same in how he/they are raised. >.

SO WHAT???? How do those differences manifest themselves? It's like saying -- yes, i'm different because I was raised in CT and dh was raised in MA and my parents were raised in Brooklyn, NY....

SO WHAT???

Eileen

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