I've lived in Michigan my entire life and I've always been told that it's next to impossible to get a teaching job here. When I told my mother and her friends (all DPS teachers) that I wanted to switch from college teaching to high school words like "hopeless" and "insanity" were used quite freely. I would love to hear the perspectives of other teachers that work here or know about the region. Is it pretty much impossible to get a job here as a new teacher? ("You have to know someone" is like a neverending mantra) When is the hiring season? (I'll finish my out of state certification in April and will transfer it here through reciprocity. Will I be too late for the 2015-2016 school year?) Will adding more endorsements help at all? (Currently doing English and ESL. I CANNOT teach math or math related subjects such as physics or chem, but I'm pretty much open to other possibilities.) Should I skip past all that, uproot my family, and just apply out of state? Any and all help is a Godsend! Thanks!