This is going to sound ignorant. I know. But now... I'm just at a loss. I am attending Azusa Pacific U in the next term, for my M.A. in Ed with a SS credential... I have to live in L.A. County for child custody reasons (so it's utterly binding, or else I would look to AZ or other places I've heard of) ... and for some reason I have just managed to put my head up and realize that Los Angeles County is essentially in educational crisis; I'm terrified that when I graduate in 2011 there will be no jobs at all. Does anyone have any information about the recession end, or the future of teaching in CA or other hard-hit places? I am also concerned because my SS is in English, which I love teaching (I've done a lot of volunteering, etc) but I do not know if I should think to add any other specialities (like Gifted and Talented)- I'm not bilingual... should I quick brush up on my Spanish... It's clear isn't it? I'm sort of freaking out. :help: Any ideas? Any ideas other than 'don't go into teaching?'