Denied Tenure

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  1. specialedmath

    specialedmath Rookie

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    Hi everyone,

    Just interested if anyone else experienced the problem that I have. Due to budget and other factors I was not going to be given a fourth year contract. So, I resigned instead. Now, when I complete applications the question, "Have you ever resigned in lieu of tenure" - so I respond yes, and give the reason that I was unsure of obtaining tenure in addition to the position was not a good fit. I have submitted numerous applications and no responses. How can I answer the question in a way that will not send up a red flag regarding tenure??:(
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    What wording did you use when you resigned? Were you asked to resign?

    Could you say you resigned rather than not be renewed because of budget reasons?
     
  4. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    I think it depends on what those "other factors" are.

    If they were purely a matter of economics, then you have no issues.

    But if your reviews indicated some other issues that refer to you as a teacher (as opposed to when you were hired) then I think it's a different matter.
     
  5. specialedmath

    specialedmath Rookie

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    Thanks - it was more of a personality problem with the principal - my evaluations were changed from year 2 to 3 without my knowledge, until I questioned the change
     
  6. brejohnson88

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    I think initially someone looking at an application would see that and probably take a pass. I would e-mail interested schools and send them your resume and cover letter. This way you will atleast get a in for an interview and then you can discuss the circumstance.
     
  7. smalltowngal

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    I agree with cza. I would mention that you resigned because of budgetary reasons. Good luck!
     
  8. ahodge79

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    Sep 15, 2010

    did you resign instead of waiting to be fired? I guess I'm not sure why you would give up a job in this climate?
     

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