Monday, July 6, 2009

Media Mondays

While I'm on a roll with the alliteration - which will help me to remember which type of post belongs to which day of the week - here's something interesting.

I've heard to the top 10 cities to live in, the top 10 cities for young professionials, etc. Now is the top 10 cities for young teachers. None of which are in California. Is that some sort of coincidence?

The only city on the list that I would actually consider is D.C. The southern cities are WAY too hot. And I would stick out like a sore thumb in the remaining ones. Although, when it comes down to it, I'll take any decent job offer from any location.

It's not a bad idea to step out of my comfort zone either. Up until now, I've only thought to look for jobs in California. And then the Great Pink Slip Fiasco of 2009 occurred, so it's back to the drawing board for me. So in a way, I'm glad I haven't been shoved out into the teaching job market right now. This is the only way I'm glad for it, however.

In any case, I should spend the rest of my summer submitting my portfolio to as many places as I can.

Photo from: Certification Map


Jeremy said...

Good luck! Something tells me you're going to be just fine...

bun2bon said...

Thanks. It's always reassuring to hear that.

Hedgetoad said...
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Hedgetoad said...

What's would be even more interesting to the article would be the number of actual jobs available to "young teachers". From what I hear, it's very hard to find a job anywhere in Minnesota and Wisconsin... and nothing is mentioned about how these states would configure a "young teacher's" actual salary. The average elementary teacher may make $46,000/year, but there is no mention as to where that average teacher is on the salary scale. Starting salary is about $30,000 in Idaho.

bun2bon said...

Does it show how desperate the situation in California is when "very hard to find" seems hopeful to me?

Sacramento City laid off teachers who have been with the district for five years and below. They've re-hired teachers with 3+ years of service, but it's not likely they'll go any more than that. This leaves fresh credential grads like me without much encouragement, since by contract the district has to re-hire everyone they laid off before looking for new teachers.

Basically, it sucks. But it's not something I, or anyone else, can control. =\