Job market for teachers

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Registered: 08-23-1997
Job market for teachers
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Wed, 05-19-2010 - 8:01pm

I'm already depressed about the dearth of jobs out there and the prospect of being unemployed in the fall and then I read this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/20/nyregion/20teachers.html?src=me&ref=homepage

My favorite quote from the article: "...education professors and job-seekers say that teachers are facing the worst job market since the Great Depression."

And the sad thing is that even though I have a MLS and could work in any type of library, library job are mostly dependent on government funds as well and that job market is pretty darn poor too.

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Thu, 05-20-2010 - 3:50am

Sigh.

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Thu, 05-20-2010 - 12:20pm

Believe me I feel for you. I think I mentioned the prospects in my area in an earlier post. The state has 7 library jobs posted. Our local district has 5 elementary openings and I think there were 6-8 for HS. I've interviewed for a library media opening

Sherry

 

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Thu, 05-20-2010 - 8:09pm

Yep, thats been my life for the past year and thats right, no districts are hiring, sub jobs are the only ones open and charter jobs just aren't all they are cracked up to be.


That article is right on the

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Registered: 05-16-2009
Sun, 05-30-2010 - 9:10am
School systems near me are either laying off or having hiring freezes.
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Registered: 06-04-2003
Sun, 05-30-2010 - 9:34am

I would not suggest that anyone stay in a toxic unhealthy environment. It does not matter how tough the market is, you still need to take the chance and find a better working environment.

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Mon, 05-31-2010 - 10:05am

Hi, Guili:

Sherry

 

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Mon, 05-31-2010 - 6:07pm

Sherry,


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Registered: 03-24-2003
Mon, 05-31-2010 - 10:20pm

Well, it depends. Many districts have a salary scale for the BS/BA level and one for the MS/MA level. They both have incremental steps for years of experience.

Sherry

 

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Registered: 08-23-1997
Tue, 06-01-2010 - 8:39am
Ditto what Sherry said, especially if you are looking in NY. I am originally from NY and taught there. DH still works in NY as a school admin. I also have two MS degrees. One in sped and one in library science. I also have 15yrs of experience to boot. I am very expensive to hire at step and experience. I think that is part of the reason I lost this job. I'm at top step now and untenured. I was an easy target.
However, as Sherry said, some school districts won't give you all your years of experience and instead will hire you at step 3 at most. That happened to me several yrs ago with a NY school district. This is something that the union usually negotiates. I believe they must always give you credit for your level of education, however.
Good luck looking!
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Registered: 08-23-1997
Tue, 06-01-2010 - 8:43am
Oooh, your principal must be related to mine! I think I've posted it here before but, my administration actually has a suit before the state labor board because of their bullying tactics. I really feel for you. Your environment sounds just like it is here.

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