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Old 04-21-2009, 02:07 PM
 
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Of course Granholm wouldn't approve it. That would be intelligent and make sense--and she has no experience in either Seriously man, good luck but I would try and find a way to get out of MI. Beautiful state, great people, but no jobs.
Sorry but it doesn't make PERFECT sense. I can see the benefits short term but it isn't without costs. The teacher's pension fund is already underfunded quite a bit thanks to the market and an extra "kicker" in the formula would really take it south and cause much worse pain down the road. I'm actually surprised she's taking a long-term view on something like that. Making the multiplier 2.0% from 1.5% might have actually killed it. I'm surprised they didn't propose something a little more modest such as 1.75% which might have given it more of a chance. HUGE difference between 2 (a 33% increase) vs. 1.75 (16.5%).
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
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Not sure the qualification for religious schools, but you can check there.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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I know districts are doing their hiring now. That's why I'm asking. I'm not seeing postings or hearing of job fairs.

I'm certified in chemistry, physics and math, BTW.
I really hope you are able to find a job in MI. With the new requirements beginning with the class of 2011 (Chem, Physics, Advanced Maths, etc) there is certainly a need for teachers in these fields, especially young, fresh, energentic ones!

In the mean time, I know of a huge need for tutors for these subjects as these kids struggle to pass these classes (mine included). Pre-physics and Chem has done some serious damage to his GPA . Good Luck and if you do end up tutoring on the side, notify local schools of your availability. Serious shortage of people available for these subjects!
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