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Teachers: What would you consider the best state to teach in?

My husband is almost done with his teaching certification and we're making plans to move. DH is talking about the Dakotas, Oregon, Washington state or New England(Maine, Connecticut, Vermont) and then South Carolina, and North Carolina. We're looking for a small town, farm-like area. We're both from big cities(Detroit) and want a smaller, close knit area where everyone knows everyone and there isn't a lot of crime and murders.

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:05 PM on Jul. 14, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Denial Sorry my mom has been a teacher for 30 years, my father a teacher and principal for 25. You all dont get payed enought, i dont think any state takes in to consideration your always working, ive never seen my mom on vacation and not grading papers.

    right now shes teaching in washington state pays good, but she been 10 yeared and level caped for along time. the bennies are ok. but i still think shes crazy. your a brave soul and good luck

    Answer by 16thmoon at 3:12 PM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • For some one who's parents are teachers, 16thmoon. Your grammar and spelling is atrocious.

    It's not really all about the money. We understand that for the amount of time and energy you put into teaching and the students that it doesn't pay well enough, but there is more to teaching than a paycheck.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Jul. 14, 2009

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    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • Dear Anonymous,
    16thmoon's parents were probably busy grading papers/involved in their own life than provide supplemental education to their owhn child. In addition with public school pay 16thmoon may have not attended college and if so a community college, votech or something similar.
    Concerning money and teaching: Yes, if you teach just for the money then you are missing out. It is about making a difference and caring about our country's & world future. The USA is not what is was years ago. We are importing people to teach math/science, doctors, engineers etc. The list goes on. Soon, we will be like Mexico (corrupt government and uneducated people who flee north for more opportunity!). I don't think the Canadians will like that, but with global warming it may happen.

    Answer by Lolalee at 3:56 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

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