SO I've posted in the job forum a little bit ago about leaving my current job. Currently Im a elementary special education teacher in a non-for profit day school for children with autism. I want out of this school for some reasons that I haven't figured out yet. Im not sure if its because Im tired of teaching or tired of teaching THERE. Lack of communication and consistency just sucks. Anyway, I've been thinking for years trying to get into a public school before I ditch teaching all together. I am terrified of a public school...Im mostly afraid of not having a job after a year or getting canned after 3 years so they don't have to pay me tenure...is that a realist fear? Also, We do IEPs different at my current school. Special education teachers do not run the IEP meetings, A quality assurance lady runs it. While I think I can handle that part, but it would take some getting used to. I would feel like Im a first year teacher all over again. I've only taught at my current teaching job...so never been in a public school except for student teaching which I didn't have all the responsibilities that I should have had. Should I just suck it up and apply or do I have realistic fears?