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Chippewa Valley sorts through nearly 19,000 applications for 71 teaching jobs
The Macomb Daily, ^ | August 17, 2010 | Frank DeFrank

Posted on 08/17/2010 7:58:27 PM PDT by Brugmansian

Michael Reeber, assistant superintendent of human resources, said he’s 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 doesn’t take long for the applicant pool to fill up.

(Excerpt) Read more at macombdaily.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: jobs

1 posted on 08/17/2010 7:58:28 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: Brugmansian

Hey Obamanoids! How’s that “hope and change” workin’ for ya?


2 posted on 08/17/2010 8:03:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Taliban!)
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To: Brugmansian

And it’s that way in a lot of professions. Tougher times ahead.


3 posted on 08/17/2010 8:03:50 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I)
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To: Brugmansian

Looks like we’re paying too much for teaching positions.


4 posted on 08/17/2010 8:04:26 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: Brugmansian

Michigan is sick, but it’s not a whole lot better in many other states.

And I fear it will get worse.


5 posted on 08/17/2010 8:08:10 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Terry Mross

Liberal Arts degrees ain’t worth squat.

Math & Science degrees are always more valuable & always needed.


6 posted on 08/17/2010 8:16:52 PM PDT by She hits a grand slam tonight
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To: Brugmansian

Bilingual preferences awarded, no doubt.


7 posted on 08/17/2010 8:16:55 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: She hits a grand slam tonight

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.


8 posted on 08/17/2010 8:27:34 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: grellis; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Kind of a lot, really. Thanks Brugmansian.
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 doesn’t take long for the applicant pool to fill up.

9 posted on 08/17/2010 9:02:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Brugmansian
Way too many people jumped on the teaching gig bandwagon. A living wage for essentially a part time job, and throw in a retirement plan. It is one of the easiest college degrees to obtain.

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.

10 posted on 08/17/2010 10:02:12 PM PDT by Max_850
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To: Brugmansian

Sure would be nice to know what country it is in or state or county or even nearest recognizable city.


11 posted on 08/17/2010 10:15:09 PM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: Brugmansian

“It’s a difficult job (sorting through all the applicants), but it won’t be difficult filling those positions,” he said.”

Ya think??


12 posted on 08/17/2010 10:25:04 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: 999replies
Hmmm... When I excerpted, I did post the second paragraph specifically to let readers know what state, Michigan, is involved.

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.

13 posted on 08/17/2010 10:28:38 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: Max_850
living wage for essentially a part time job,

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?

14 posted on 08/17/2010 10:30:27 PM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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don't cha know that we need more and more teachers and infact, more and more teachers teaching teachers to keep up with the "demand".....

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....

15 posted on 08/17/2010 10:38:32 PM PDT by cherry
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To: 999replies
Just being realistic and speaking from experience.

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.

16 posted on 08/17/2010 11:14:50 PM PDT by Max_850
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To: Brugmansian

Many of those graduates were persuaded to vote for Obama. Those that did, DESERVE unemployment.


17 posted on 08/18/2010 12:16:15 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: 999replies

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.


18 posted on 08/18/2010 3:24:21 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...

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19 posted on 08/18/2010 6:03:53 AM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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