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Old 05-28-2007, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Is this even possible ? Someone I work with, said that her daughter just left (Toledo, Ohio) for a teaching job in Las Vegas. She said that they were hiring 30,000 teachers, this year. I thought she said it was Vegas. Not sure if she meant THE ENTIRE STATE. 30,000......of anything, sounds like a lot.

Is this even possible ? She said that all kinds of new schools, are going-up. If this number is accurate, is it because of high teacher turnover ? I could understand new college graduates, jumping at the idea of moving to Vegas for a teaching job, but end up leaving within a year or 2, because Vegas wasn't for them or they just got home-sick.

I live in the Ohio rust belt. A lot of people here, say to move west or south, for jobs. In the past week, 3 people I know, talked about a family member moving this summer, for jobs south & west. Two with teaching jobs.
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:16 AM
 
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I know that there is a high turn over rate in Vegas for teachers, but 30K sounds like an exaggeration. I'll be curious to hear more from those in the know!
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:14 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Somebody slipped a digit. They are looking for 3,000 teachers. Which is bad enough.
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Florida & Arizona
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What they fail to mention is the terrible mess that the school district is in. They also have Edison schools, which are schools that are run by private contractors.

I am sure there are good schools there, but internally the place is a mess.

RM
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:36 AM
 
Location: VA
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Most of the Students speak Spanish as their first language, and are not as interested in learning as many teachers had hoped.
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Issaquah, WA
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Las Vegas is a city where people can earn six figures dealing cards or parking cars - jobs that don't even require that you know how to read or write, let alone speak English. These people don't exactly pass on a thirst for education to their children. The school district is ridiculously large and full of buerocracy, but to blame the students of Las Vegas for being minorities and not wanting to learn is not right. There are plenty of white kids who don't want to learn.

There has long been a divide among educators in Las Vegas. Generally speaking, most teachers try to find schools in white suburban neighborhoods, leaving a void in the browner city schools. These are where the vast majority of the 3,000 jobs are. Then they are filled with underqualified, underpaid, underappreciated teachers, and you wonder why they struggle to learn or keep teachers. It's really a vicious cycle that is fueled on all sides by many different problems.

It's not fair to blame only the school district, the state, poverty, immigrants, or teachers or any one group for NV being 49th in Education. There is enough blame to go around.
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Old 05-30-2007, 01:56 PM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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Most of the Students speak Spanish as their first language, and are not as interested in learning as many teachers had hoped.
They might be interested in learning...my friend is graduating early because her parents are making her go back to Mexico for a year, but she wanted to make sure she got an American education, she's also legal by the way...

Would you be interested in learning if no one is interested in helping you learn English and the whole country criticizes your parents for taking you here?

Dingler, where did you get this comment from?
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Old 05-30-2007, 01:57 PM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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Las Vegas is a city where people can earn six figures dealing cards or parking cars - jobs that don't even require that you know how to read or write, let alone speak English. These people don't exactly pass on a thirst for education to their children. The school district is ridiculously large and full of buerocracy, but to blame the students of Las Vegas for being minorities and not wanting to learn is not right. There are plenty of white kids who don't want to learn.

There has long been a divide among educators in Las Vegas. Generally speaking, most teachers try to find schools in white suburban neighborhoods, leaving a void in the browner city schools. These are where the vast majority of the 3,000 jobs are. Then they are filled with underqualified, underpaid, underappreciated teachers, and you wonder why they struggle to learn or keep teachers. It's really a vicious cycle that is fueled on all sides by many different problems.

It's not fair to blame only the school district, the state, poverty, immigrants, or teachers or any one group for NV being 49th in Education. There is enough blame to go around.
There are plenty of white kids that don't want to learn, I went to a school that is majority white, there were way more problems then the school that I'm going to now, which is 65% Hispanic...That majority white school has more violence and weapons than my school, and has more non-qualified teachers...They both are in Need of Improvement status...

Also, race or ethnicity doesn't have to do with anything...but awful stereotypes...
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:40 PM
 
Location: VA
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Default Every Study shows White and Asian Dominated Schools are better

I would never want to teach in Hispanic Las Vegas. While most of the Hispanic people in Las Vegas are nice family orientated people, they are not generally all that interested in education. It is part of the Indian Hispanic culture. In Latin America physical hard work means survival. That is the major goal of people in Latin America. They live for the day. Most people who are from an Indian background in Latin American are not getting an Executive position based on hard work in school. School and education are not considered as important as family, friendship and the Church. The Hispanic culture in Las Vegas feels the same way.

If I was a teacher I would like to teach Whites or Asian people who come from families who support education as the way to learn and grow.

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Old 05-30-2007, 03:15 PM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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are you related to RedWingsFan?

Never has an Asian or White person been valedictorian at my school...
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