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Old 01-03-2009, 05:20 PM
 
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I've been asked to attend a teacher "interview event" in New Orleans. I know the actual teaching job would be "where ever the need is the greatest...".

I'm a single, retired teacher. I'm currently living on my NY state pension. I've paid off the mortgage on my house. I know if I want to teach again, it'll be in another state and more than likely in an underachieving school.

New Orleans would be my last choice, but I was wondering if it would be practical to teach in a bad area of New Orleans and commute to a nice apartment (< $1,000/mo). Are all bad areas of NO within a short (under 30 minutes) drive to a nice apartment somewhere? If not, which ones are or aren't?
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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A nice apartment under $1K per month is going to be hard to find. Rents have been astronomical since Katrina.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:47 PM
 
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I've been asked to attend a teacher "interview event" in New Orleans. I know the actual teaching job would be "where ever the need is the greatest...".

I'm a single, retired teacher. I'm currently living on my NY state pension. I've paid off the mortgage on my house. I know if I want to teach again, it'll be in another state and more than likely in an underachieving school.

New Orleans would be my last choice, but I was wondering if it would be practical to teach in a bad area of New Orleans and commute to a nice apartment (< $1,000/mo). Are all bad areas of NO within a short (under 30 minutes) drive to a nice apartment somewhere? If not, which ones are or aren't?

As a former New Orleanian, I can say that the city is a chaotic mess, but one of a kind with great music, entertainment and restaurants. It's work, but worth it. Uptown in the areas between St. Charles Ave and the river always worked best for me. No matter where you are, be cautious. I don't think there's a 100 percent safe neighborhood. Where ever you land, get to know your neighbors.
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