Since I have not had much luck this hiring season, I can't help but ruminate on the reasons why: in my case, too much experience, advanced degrees, too expensive (I suspect). Also, I have been working at a Catholic school for the past five years. I have not given it much thought, since I keep my certification current and my public school teaching years outnumber my catholic school experience. But I wonder - is parochial school experience frowned upon when applying to public schools? Am I "tainted?"