I am just wondering. I recently graduated with a degree in social studies. Now I know it's a very competitive and tough field to get in to, but I had people tell me, including a family member who is an elementary school teacher and reading specialist that it wouldn't be too hard getting a job since school districts were getting rid of people and hiring new teachers who could be paid less. I don't know if that was true, but it must not be. I've applied for 55 jobs in 5 states (with almost 35 going to schools in my home state. Anyway, are any other new teachers struggling to find jobs? Or am I one of the few who is. I'm just worried that maybe I'm not that good of a candidate and that I should just go back to school.