(Closed) Teacherbees: How are you handling budget cuts?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have a teaching degree, but no job. The outlook is bleek in Texas, major job cuts in all areas and its not pretty. I have a degree in business as well so I’m just staying away from the teaching field right now. Sad times and horrible decisions being made right now. Not sure how they think the students are going to benefit from these massive cuts…

Post # 5
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509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It’s a bit different for me, but my province just announced huge cuts too. I spent the last two years teaching in Northern Manitoba on a reserve to give myself more experience. Now that I’m home, I found a job teaching in a private school, so I should hopefully be safe from the budget cuts. We’ll see, my fingers are crossed.

Post # 6
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4547 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m unemployed 🙁 Substitute teaching at the moment and hoping to find a job in September….but not sure.

Post # 7
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180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Im in Kentucky/Southern Indiana area and we are experiencing huge cuts! I am currently teaching art, but will be job searching again in the fall. 🙁  They have already closed 3 elementary schools, cut out all elementary sports, and moved the 5th graders to middle school. Next year they are cutting all elementary art, PE, and music. The job market is really bleak right now. I may have to go back to subbing.

Post # 9
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3012 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I went to college for two years for elementary education.  After hearing talks about certain things, I decided it wasn’t the best choice to get into teaching now.  It saddens me, but I see a tough time ahead for you all.  I wish you the best of luck.

Post # 10
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24 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I teach at a middle school in South Dakota. We are also facing big cuts.  My job is secure because it is a core subject – English/Reading.  There are many teachers in my district who are retiring this year.  Those positions will be absolved so no additional staff is needed.  This means my classes of 28 will be well over 30 next year.  

Post # 11
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491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m in Wisconsin, and it’s definitly getting rougher around here for us teachers.  As of right now I’m working at the YMCA doing an afterschool program at the elementary level, which is giving me experience working with kids, but not exactly paying the bills (thankfully FI can handle that part!) I’m just getting into subbing, and hopefully can find something full time from that.  Like some of the rest of you, I’m sort of regretting getting into teaching at this point…but someone’s gotta do it! The need for teachers isn’t going to go away, it’ll just be harder for those of us that are doing it.

Post # 13
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535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have an elementary education degree, but settled for teaching preschool at a daycare for even less pay than public school teachers :/  FI is graduating in a few weeks with the same degree and he already has an interview lined up…fingers crossed!  I think it helps that he’s a male and there’s so few of them in most elementary schools.  I was really depressed for a while after graduation last year because I went on a few interviews and nothing came out of any of them, except of course my current job that my roommate helped set me up with. I know that in my county, they just announced that next school year, they are cutting 35 teachers and all teacher assistants except for those in Kindergarten and 1st grade. 

Post # 14
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2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@Miss Bicycles: In my district, for single subject they ONLY cut English!

In San Diego they’ve pink slipped almost 1,300 teachers.  This is the 3rd round of pink slips in the last 4 years.  I’m safe but 4 English teachers in my dept are not.  In my sister’s English department all but 1 teacher got pink-slipped.  Usually they get rescinded but this year is much worse.  My cousin in Chicago is in the same boat and she’s a math teacher.

We already took a 5 day furlough this year.  Things are bad and no real end in sight : (

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