Hi everyone, I am a grad student studying elementary education. I am hoping to work with older kids, possibly middle school level, although I am trying to keep an open mind. I graduate next year, so I won't be applying for a little while. I was wondering if it is really as difficult to get a job in the Chicago area as it seems? It seems like the only place to get a job is at inner city charter schools. Not knocking charter schools, the inner city or anyone who works or lives there! I was just wondering if it is realistic to get hired anywhere else without teaching experience. I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks everyone!