Skip to comments.Chippewa Valley sorts through nearly 19,000 applications for 71 teaching jobs
Posted on 08/17/2010 7:58:27 PM PDT by Brugmansian
Michael Reeber, assistant superintendent of human resources, said hes never seen anything like this in 35 years of reviewing job applications.
Michigan colleges put out about 5,000 teacher candidates every year. When those graduates are added to the multitudes unable to secure positions in previous years, it doesnt take long for the applicant pool to fill up.
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Hey Obamanoids! How’s that “hope and change” workin’ for ya?
And it’s that way in a lot of professions. Tougher times ahead.
Looks like we’re paying too much for teaching positions.
Michigan is sick, but it’s not a whole lot better in many other states.
And I fear it will get worse.
Liberal Arts degrees ain’t worth squat.
Math & Science degrees are always more valuable & always needed.
Bilingual preferences awarded, no doubt.
Engineering and computer science perhaps, but not the pure sciences any more. We have way too many fuzzy foreigners in this country getting advanced degrees and willing to work for next to nothing.
No matter what your degree is in, things are a lot tougher than they used to be.
Michigan colleges put out about 5,000 teacher candidates every year. When those graduates are added to the multitudes unable to secure positions in previous years, it doesnât take long for the applicant pool to fill up.
I think it would be far smarter to pick up a skilled trade or a career where you are creating revenue for yourself or your employer.
We are going to have a tough decade or so digging our way out of this mess and nonessential jobs are not going to cut it.
Sure would be nice to know what country it is in or state or county or even nearest recognizable city.
Its a difficult job (sorting through all the applicants), but it wont be difficult filling those positions, he said.”
Perhaps you are seeing a truncated version of the post? Now and then I see "click to read full text" but that usually only happens on longer threads. Guess I could have put it in the headline in parenthesis tho...I'll do that next time if there is room.
I am a special education teacher and your comment is ignorant. My school goes almost year round, I bring work home with me all the time, I have 10-18 meetings a month scheduled before or after school (parents don't show to half of them)I spend my own money on stuff for my kids, and I am a conservative in a sea of sharks trying to make a difference. I am also a combat veteran who has also worked in Iraq and Afghanistan, and I don't really appreciate such careless and narrow-minded comments. What has qualified you as a superior authority on which specific jobs are worthy of positive recognition?
and don't cha know that teaching is such a horrible awful tough job that nobody ever wants to do it...I mean the hours alone, and the vacations, and the holidays, and the benefits and the pensions and the fact that you can hardly ever get fired....oh the humanity....
I applaud your background and what you are trying to do.
However you are in the minority. You are way outnumbered by Socialists that want to indoctrinate instead of teach. Also, for many school districts, teachers are off about 1/3 of the year counting summers, holidays and “Teacher's Days”.
I just don't see how we will be able to continue to pay so many State and Federal retirement plans, as well as the Union retirements that are going to have to be paid by us since their plans are under-funded. I have paid into SS and earned a retirement from the AF. I don't plan on ever collecting any SS and wonder if the gov’t will stop my retirement check at some point. If so, I won't like it but I am hard working, frugal and have held jobs doing everything from farm work, kitchen work to teaching at college level and currently as an electronics engineer. I will find a productive way to survive without expecting a handout. As long as I am physically able I will find some type of productive work.
At some level whether it is personal finances or public, bankrupt is still bankrupt and non-essentials will not get paid. Realistically one of the first things that need to be examined are the exorbitant pension plans and Teachers are among those.
My point was not to make little of your profession or you personally. I just think we have a very tough road ahead and survival, for the bulk of us, is going to rest on whether we have REAL marketable skills. There was a time when Teachers received food, lodging and a very small salary from a local community, I know because there have been teachers in my family for many generations. I think we may be heading back to times like that rather than the relatively easier lives of the last generation or two. Look into what life was like for Americans since Colonial days, the last generation or two was an aberration and totally unsustainable.
Many of those graduates were persuaded to vote for Obama. Those that did, DESERVE unemployment.
Amen!! My wife is a special education teacher. Has been for 17 years now and she busts her ass. She experiences exactly what you are saying. I never hear her complian because she loves what she does. It does however piss me off when people demean all teachers and paint them with a broad brush. Like you, she is a conservative and I can tell you that she is the closest thing to an angel on earth. When God calls her one day she will be there with him.
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