I'm not sure if this should be posted here or under General Forum, but here goes: Everytime I read a post I feel the frustration each time someone doesn't get the job they want. It sounds like there are many more teachers looking for jobs, than there are job available. In my state, Ohio, teachers who are eligible for retirement can retire, and then be rehired for the same position without being paid benefits. This seems to be beoming an epidemic. They receive their retirement pay, and another paycheck. Of course, it depends on the individual school district as to how they handle this. Some districts rehire them at first year pay, etc. I think this is doing incredible damage to the next generation of educators. THEY CAN'T BECOME EMLOYED! because these teachers won't give up their jobs! I had one principal (not mine!) get very irate withme because I called it double dipping. He said it is not double dipping, and it saves districts a lot of money. I understand that, but it also causes a lot of harm. I certainly don't want to offend any teachers who are retired and rehired, but I wish something could be done to stop this practice. Many teachers retire at 55 and teach another 8-10 years. This really hurts the young work force. When I retire, I will retire! I have known several "waiting in the wings" teachers who have subbed or have been student teachers and wait patiently for a veteran teacher to retire. Once the position is posted they apply only to find that it was filled by the original teacher! We are going to lose many good teachers to other professions! Would-be teachers will choose different majors in college because they know they will not be able to find a job in education. O.K. I'll get off my soapbox...but...does anybody else feel this way? I'm blessed to have my job, but you never know what could happen (cutbacks, etc). I know that if some of these schools would adopt a policy to not rehire the retired, more of these job seekers would be employed. Once again, I do not mean to offend anybody, but if you can't afford to retire, don't.