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Jennifer22 in Cranesville, Pennsylvania

87 months ago

Hello, My husband and I are relocating to the Denver area next year. I am a secondary social studies teacher, and currently I am awaiting my Colorado License to arrive. I am curious how the teaching market is in the Denver area? I am told it is competative, and that's about all I can seem to get out of people. I realize most job markets are competative, but is this really so in the Denver area? Do teachers have a difficult time getting a teaching job? I see quite a few jobs posted in October. Thanks for your replies!

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social studies teacher in Denver, Colorado

76 months ago

Good luck! I have been looking for a social studies position for a year now and was lucky to get one interview. When jobs are posted they usually go within district or to a teacher with many years teaching experience. I hope you have some experience..I am still subbing.

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professorwes

65 months ago

Jennifer22 in Cranesville, Pennsylvania said: Hello, My husband and I are relocating to the Denver area next year. I am a secondary social studies teacher, and currently I am awaiting my Colorado License to arrive. I am curious how the teaching market is in the Denver area? I am told it is competative, and that's about all I can seem to get out of people. I realize most job markets are competative, but is this really so in the Denver area? Do teachers have a difficult time getting a teaching job? I see quite a few jobs posted in October. Thanks for your replies!

GOOD LUCK !!!
THIS IS FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE...
10 YEARS OF CERTIFIED TEACHING...

I MOVED HERE IN 2007...
FOR EVERY S/S GIG, THERE ARE 300 AHEAD OF YOU..
REASON?
LIKE MANY DISTRICTS, S/S HAS BEEN SACRIFICED...
FOR TECH, MATH, SCIENCE...
GYM COACHES ARE USED FOR S/S CLASSES...
GYM COACHES ARE NOT DEDICATED TO S/S...
UNLIKE THOSE OF US WHO ARE...
SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSES HAVE THUS BECOME...
"READ CH 8, ANSWER THE QUESTIONS AT THE END"...
THIS IS TEACHING???...

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN SUBBING...
IT'S ANOTHER LET DOWN...
NEW TEACHER OR SUB, YOU ARE REGARDED AS...
AN ODIFEROUSNESS ON THE SOLE OF ONE'S SHOE...
ALL IT TAKES IS FOR ONE COMPLAINT...
VALID OR NOT...
AND THE WHOLE OLD-BOY(GIRL)NETWORK IS ALERTED.
TEACHERS ARE AFRAID OF LOSING THEIR JOBS...
THERE ARE MANY WHO WOULD TAKE THEIR PLACE...
AND THERE IS A 20% ATTRITION RATE...
FOR RECENT HIRES, AND RECENT REPLACEMENTS...
WONDER WHY?...

ADMIN. TYPES ARE TERRIFIED...
KIDS LIE TO PARENTS...
PARENTS THREATEN TO SUE...
EASIER TO SACRIFICE THE TEACHER...

THE PRESSURE TO RAISE SCORES...
AND TO LOWER DROPOUT RATES...
FILTERS ALL THE WAY DOWN...
TO THE LOWEST OF THE LOW...
THE THE TEACER...THEN THE SUB...

IF YOU'RE USED TO UNION HELP AND PROTECTION...
FORGET IT...
ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY...
THE DISTRICTS ARE TOTALITARIAN, OMNIPOTENT...
DECISIONS ABOUT YOU ARE IRREVOCABLE...
THE UNION???

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