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Old 02-19-2009, 07:35 PM
 
Location: FLINT (yeah you read that right!), MI
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Okay I know I'm really reaching here since no one is hiring in this state, but does anyone have any suggestions about alternative employment for teachers? Since the schools aren't hiring I have to do something besides subbing; it just doesn't pay the bills.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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A new Charter school is opening up in Canton fall 2009, it's a National Heritage one and will be called "Achieve Academy". Not sure when they will start hiring the teachers, but the principle has just been assigned. In case your interested.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: FLINT (yeah you read that right!), MI
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Thanks, I'll look into it.
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Old west side, Ann Arbor, MI
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Okay I know I'm really reaching here since no one is hiring in this state, but does anyone have any suggestions about alternative employment for teachers? Since the schools aren't hiring I have to do something besides subbing; it just doesn't pay the bills.
Well if you have no other obligations I would consider relocation....one of my longtime friends just landed a full time staff position at a HS in Texas. Then again if moving is off the table I would look into anything you could qualify for in the med field possibly administrative tasks...

Good luck!
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:27 PM
 
Location: NE philadelphia
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you can move anywhere east coast, west, south and get a teaching job, but trust me that is not for everyone!
I would recommend looking at museums, places that field trips go to often, they sometimes hire "educational coordinators" or interpretors or plain old educators............i was going to do that here in philly at a couple different places, the zoo or a children's museum, but ended up getting hired at a school
good luck!
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Whoville....
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Okay I know I'm really reaching here since no one is hiring in this state, but does anyone have any suggestions about alternative employment for teachers? Since the schools aren't hiring I have to do something besides subbing; it just doesn't pay the bills.
I'll second looking into charter schools. The pay's not great but it's better than subbing and if you're a new teacher, like me, it's experience.

Eastern Michigan is having their annual job fair the week after Easter. They have a list on line of which areas the different districts are hiring for.

Good luck.
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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Referencing the people who suggested moving- make sure to secure a job first. I do not know of 1 single place in the US who is really looking for teachers. I moved to the Charlotte NC area to teach a few years ago and am not facing a lay off. Schools everywhere are cutting back big time. I crack up when they list education of "recession-proof" job lists. Whatever.

I feel your pain about subbing. I worked a FT job in retail AND subbed full time for two years. I got fed up and moved. Now, I will likely be jobless again.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Whoville....
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Referencing the people who suggested moving- make sure to secure a job first. I do not know of 1 single place in the US who is really looking for teachers. I moved to the Charlotte NC area to teach a few years ago and am not facing a lay off. Schools everywhere are cutting back big time. I crack up when they list education of "recession-proof" job lists. Whatever.

I feel your pain about subbing. I worked a FT job in retail AND subbed full time for two years. I got fed up and moved. Now, I will likely be jobless again.
Sorry to hear that. You do have to look at long term stability. That's the thing that keeps us here. I had three offers to interview out of state, immediately, after I applied to the Michigan job bank and they were all nice offers but the thought of uprooting my family, leaving my husband looking for work just to face unemployment in another year was too scary. My husband's job isn't going anywhere. They need him more in a bad economy than they do in a good one.

Education usually is recession proof. What's killing it this time is that teachers are not retiring. The retirement age for teachers is shifting from something in the mid 50's to the mid 60's. The combination of older teachers not leaving and loss of funding is a double whammy. They can't replace the expensive older teachers with younger less expensive ones right when they need to most. There is an initiative to get teachers to retire in Michigan. Not sure how much good it will do as teachers have always been one of our exports but it should make it a little easier for exerienced teachers if it's successful.
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