I'm sure this has been written to death about, but I feel compelled to mention it. There is NOT the widespread teacher shortage that has been hyped everywhere. I'm an English/Comm. Arts (5-12) teacher in Minnesota. I've applied and applied, and I have only had one interview, which resulted in no position. I have great credentials (3.8 graduate program GPA from TWO respected universities) and student taught at one of the best high schools in the Twin Cities. I had an extremely diverse population (from senior IB students to juniors with 17 different countries represented.) This doesn't include the 10 students I had with IEPs, and the 4 with 504 plans. My letters of recommendation are glowing. Yet with all of these experiences.... nothing. It's truly obscene. If I don't find anything in Minnesota I will start the process of relocation. I've been told that Minnesota teachers are in high demand in other places. Is this true, or is it just more hype? Sorry about the vent, but I'd really like to get the facts.