so, my wife is pretty fed up with teaching, as it's become nothing more than glorified babysitting....at least in LA Unified. Teachers hands are tied when it comes to discipline and "No Child Left Behind" is problematic at best therefore she's thinking of changing careers while she still young at first she thought about going to FIDM for visual communication or product development, which are supposedly their 2 "biggest growing areas" in terms of job opps......the drawback is after we looked around for related job listings, it seems to be a hard industry to get into. and if she finishes FIDM and goes back to teaching, then there's a waste of a year and $20,000+ I suggested going back for an MBA, rather than an education related Masters which she was already considering. Plus she could still teach and go to school at nite, whereas FIDM she'd have to stop teaching since their classes are all daytime. Any former teachers out there who got out of the classroom? If so, what did you change fields to? Are there any good outside-class related options for teachers within the education field?
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9/25/08 at 4:28pm