I am wondering if anyone has had a positive experience working for a school in a rougher and/or low income area, or if anyone has enjoyed working in a charter school especially one that is located in such an area. I have a few friends who enjoy their jobs working in charter schools, and I would like to hear some more opinions. I have heard that in some ways, working for a charter school is actually less stressful than an average suburban school. I do realize it's not for everyone. Just in case it matters - I am 26, single, I don't want kids for another 5-10 years, and I live in the Chicago area where it is tough to get hired for a teaching job in any middle class suburban school district within reasonable commuting distance of the city, unless you have an ELL and/or special education endorsement. I am currently finishing my master's degree in education.