Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New Jersey > New Jersey Suburbs of Philadelphia
 [Register]
New Jersey Suburbs of Philadelphia Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Salem County in South Jersey
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 04-29-2010, 05:33 PM
 
19 posts, read 49,827 times
Reputation: 15

Advertisements

i was wondering about teaching in the Camden Schools? i know the city isnt good, but what about the kids? can i make it? the pay is good, so i was just curious. Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-29-2010, 07:20 PM
 
2 posts, read 4,326 times
Reputation: 10
No, the school that we donate to in camden have the teachers park in a fence with security guards and when the bell rings everyone has to go including teachers and principals. So if u make the wright choice don`t.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-30-2010, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
1,793 posts, read 3,359,817 times
Reputation: 2935
Like Philly, the "pay is good" because it's considered "combat pay." If you are young and have the energy for that kind of struggle, by all means give it a go. But it will be extremely challenging. Best of luck in wherever you land.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-30-2010, 05:40 AM
 
6,319 posts, read 10,374,310 times
Reputation: 3835
Of course it's not the safest place, but most of the schools there do have security, so if you're choosing between teaching in Camden and teaching nowhere then I would pick teaching in Camden.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-30-2010, 08:30 AM
 
51,099 posts, read 36,804,076 times
Reputation: 76818
It also depends what school district and what grade. Elementary is going to be a lot different than a Camden high school. I have a friend who has taught in Camden for 25 years and she has never wanted to leave, although she spends a lot of her own money for even rudimentary things like bookcases and school supplies for the kids that other districts provide for classrooms. You are not going to find a lot of parental involvement, and she teaches many kids who come to school hungry, sleep deprived, etc. Many of the kids are way below grade level. It takes a lot of caring and patience to teach there but she loves it and has never been afraid, but again there are better and worse areas and districts, and she is in elementary ed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New Jersey > New Jersey Suburbs of Philadelphia
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:35 AM.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top