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Re: Seeing lots of Texas
There is such a thing as paying dues. However, I've seen numerous people on this board complaining that they feel stuck in their rural or urban position and they can't get out because of some stigma and the suburban districts won't give them a chance.
With that in mind, people who might otherwise be fine paying their dues in a small district might be afraid of getting stuck in a job and not being able to get out.
Honestly, if I wanted to teach in a suburban district, I'd be willing to take other jobs, but not until it was later in the process and I was out of suburban options.
If there are so many graduating, where are the applicants going?
Are they JUST concentrating on the major metro areas?
I have had conversations with several others in good schools that don't happen to be located in the metroplex/houston/austin/san antonio areas and we just aren't getting resumes sent to us.
A concern I have had for many years is graduates going for they powerhouse jobs and nothing else. They want instant gratification in their position and essentially end up working as a high paid tech...
Of course, that just makes me sound old and grumpy. I'm neither.