Hi, sorry for an additional thread. I just thought of 1 more question I'd like to ask because I hear different things from different sources/people and I want to get the 'inside scoop' from current professionals. In my state of Virginia, they are currently advertising English teachers, Modern Language teachers, and Minority teachers (amongst some other subjects/area) as 'high needs areas'. I am pursuing a major in English, with a minor in French. I am also a minority. But although they are advertising for 'teachers in demand', there are still several teachers being laid off and budget cuts/school closings pretty often. I am not set to graduate for another few years, so who knows what the future holds. But, I wanted to ask you all if there is truly a demand for what I am pursuing? I will be HIGHLY upset if I worked hard to earn my degrees and then there is not an opportunity for me.