Like job markets everywhere in all kinds of fields, things kind of suck right now in Ohio. But for the last several years, things have sucked especially bad for Ohio teachers. It’s pretty much routine for one job posting in a desirable district to receive as many as 1000 (yes, one thousand) applications or more. I’m not a teacher myself, but I come from a family of them, and my little brother graduated with an education degree in 2008, right when things turned to utter shit.
So I wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate my brother, who (finally) just got hired to teach high school English — in a district rated “Excellent,” no less — after two years of continuous searching (and shitty luck) in the worst job market in decades.
I’m really happy for you. You deserve this.