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Old 07-15-2008, 01:13 PM
 
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Well, I already told you all that my chances are over for this year -- as of our July 10th deadline here in Texas. Wouldn't you just know it?! The Principals are just now "returning from vacation" and the offers are pouring in!! If I'd had the guts to just "QUIT", I may well have a new job where I want to have one. OOOOOOGGGGRRRRRR!!!!! (Oh well, at least I don't have the "Nobody wants me!" psychological complex...)


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Old 07-15-2008, 01:26 PM
 
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All those principals are just now finding out about openings due to the resignations from the many teachers who waited until the cutoff date to resign.
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I know this. But it doesn't help!! This just SUCKS. I shouldn't even look at my e-mail, etc. I know this is "just the way it is", but there is something in me that says there is something WRONG with this....
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Save those emails! They will really motivate you next year if you need to resign before you sign a new contract.

Hope you have a good year anyway.
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:58 PM
 
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Why can't you take another job?


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Our new contract starts July 10th. We can't take a new job after our new contract starts for the upcoming school year (Texas).
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:28 PM
 
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I teach in TX and I think it's ridiculous that we can't find jobs elsewhere because of our contracts. The jobs aren't available for interviews until after July 10th and at the same time we are bound by our contracts not to leave after that date. I don't understand. It definitely benefits the school districts because it makes it almost impossible to leave your current job!

I'm sorry for anyone who has experienced this. I taught with a teacher who resigned her teaching position after the "due date" to work in another field. She found that she missed teaching very much. Our principal needed to replace a teacher that left after the winter break, so she contacted my friend. She was hired as a long term sub for the rest of the school year. She is an excellent teacher and our principal wanted to offer her a contract for the next school year. The board said "NO" because she left her previous position after the deadline to resign. I think it's plain stupid!!!!!!

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We live in a democracy (supposedly). But this whole system (our education system in the United States) is based on Socialist ideals. The first hint I got about this was in my senior year, when I was taking the required education classes at a major TX university. Our Professors TOLD us: "THIS has to be your teaching philosphy, or YOU WON'T GET A JOB AS A TEACHER -- EVER." And the philosophy was basically as you can imagine -- I don't even feel free to say it like it was told to me. I thought, "Ok. I can agree to that & say it... if I am ever in a position to where I have starving kids to feed!" And then, lo and behold, 13 years later, I was in a position to where I had 3 kids to feed, and they would probably starve if I didn't go to work as a teacher -- the only thing I was professionally trained to do. And, from what they tell me, I am quite good at it! (I don't wholeheartedly BELIEVE in what I do, and I spend a lot of time feeling like I "SOLD OUT" to feed my kids, but I DO IT.) SORRY!!! I got on my soapbox! I do appreciate all the kindness and moral support I receive on this site. I only hope I am able (most of the time) to give back in a constructive way. And I do believe that the teachers who post on this site have nothing but the best intentions and motives in their lives and careers. Teachers want to teach -- it is natural. POLITICS SUCK!!!!
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