This is just a whine thread. Background, my wife is an experienced French teacher looking to move to the USA. She is not geography-specific, we're open to a lot of places. But the licensing process is ridiculous. Latest idiocy. New York State requires her to be fingerprinted to get a license. Not to be employed, but in effect, just to apply for a license. What is particularly crazy about that? Well, two things. First, they are charging $91.50 for it. An FBI certificate costs $15 or $18 or something like that. Second, they will find that my wife has no FBI record. Bravo! She could be a child molester/abuser in Canada, where she's lived for the past 13 years, and they'd never know, but as long as she hasn't been a naughty girl when she comes here on weekends and school breaks, she gets her gold star. I'll sleep better at night knowing that my kids, if I had any, would only be taught by foreign pedophiles, and that the bright boys and girls in the New York State Department of Education are marking up the FBI reports about as much as they mark up beer at the local baseball stadium.