Hello all, I'm considering returning to California to teach Elementary school, and would love the good, bad, and the ugly. I've been teaching abroad for the last 15 years and got my New Jersey state cert in 2015. Also have my Masters. Lots of experience in accredited schools, so hoping some of my years abroad would be counted. I basically know nothing about teaching in the US. Would love to hear the good, bad, and ugly about charter schools, public, private, etc. Also, my husband who is a French citizen, is currently doing Teach Now to become a French teacher. Questions: assuming we decide to do this, is it even feasible for two teachers to support a family in California these days? Would possibly be living in Ventura (moderate expense) or Mendocino (cheaper?) counties. What about insurance, pension, etc? Can you see supporting a family and eventually affording a modest home, and possibly affording a trip back to Europe yearly? All of this is assuming things stay how they were pre-Covid, which we know they won't.