Hi, I'm new on this forum and I would like some advice. I learned today that my job will not be renewed for the next school year. I am a second year high school Social Studies teacher in North Carolina. The principal gave me the option to resign. Is this better than just letting it go? What about unemployment if I do not find a job once the summer is over? This is the first time anything like this has happened to me and I am very worried with the economy and all. They have told me that they will give me a good recommendation though.