Issues in Education: Job Prospects for Teachers

02.07.13 | Bob Price

Dr. Ralph Kerr with the Teaching and Learning Institute discusses a new report that shows more elementary education graduates than there are jobs for in many states

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on 02.18.13 Katie commented

I agree. I have been looking for a job since 2005 and unless you are politically in with a school district, you are unlikely to even get an interview. If you are a good substitute that is even worse. Most districts will not hire their subsititutes because they want to keep those good subs as good subs and most districts are not even replacing the retiring teachers. This is very discouraging when you know that you have a talent and you love to teach children. I would look into a private school, however the salary is not enough for the average middle class family to survive in this failing economy. I make more, being an office clerk, and so I have had to forfeit my certification becuase I cannot find a job in Western New York.

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