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EC: The "E" is for "Employed"



I got a job. Just in time, too, with less than two weeks before school starts.

I don't want to give too many details in a public post like this, because I wouldn't want to be recognized (hit me up on AIM or YIM if you're that curious about the details).

Here's what I can tell you:

I'm a reading teacher for a mix of elementary and middle school students (that's right - my designation is "EleMiddle." Heh.)

It's an inner-city school with 99% of the population below the poverty line. Many of the students are homeless, parentless, or penniless.

It's a very poor school in a very poor area during a recession, so I'll probably be laid off at the end of the school year, regardless of performance.

The school has no art, music, gym, recess, or extra-curriculars. These were all shut down because of low test scores.

The school itself is on the verge of being shut down by the government (depending on this year's test scores).


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Cool. You will hit the school like a tornado. Its grades will shoot through the roof, the kids will become well-motivated, the arts courses will be re-established (if they're even necessary, since the kids with your encouragement will be self-motivated to do lots of extra-curricular arts stuff). I wish I was a pupil at this school, it'll be such a great place to be with the coolest teacher in the world there.Hope it goes well for you, Ele!

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