Teacher Shortage?

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  1. teacherintexas

    teacherintexas Maven

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    No. It’s not always the case, but the nearby very small district I was thinking of only pays about 35k to start (before HB 3 passed anyway- I don’t know their new starting pay) and had scores in the forties to sixties. Either they are not taking down their openings on their site or they are having difficulty finding teachers.
     
  2. runsw/scissors

    runsw/scissors Phenom

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    Like has been said, shortage is a misleading term. General elementary teachers are often a dime a dozen. Certain areas have shortages (rural or inner city), and some positions or specialties are considered "high need" like math, science, and ESL. Last year we struggled to find part-time specialists for reading and math pull out programs.

    Hang in there. Be open to subbing or positions other than a general classroom position. It may take time, but something will come along eventually.
     
  3. msh1123

    msh1123 New Member

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    If you don't mind my asking, what school district do you work for?
     
  4. ChildWhisperer

    ChildWhisperer Devotee

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    I tried to PM you but it said I couldn't "start a conversation" with you, and I don't want to say in a public forum.
    I'm a couple hours south of the Chicago suburbs though
     

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