This summer it's still going to be rough though. However, one of my professors was saying that starting in the spring of 2013 and ending in spring of 2014 (though continuing on for the next couple of years - just not as dramatically) there is going to be the mass exodus of baby boomers from the field. Massive retirements that will leave a lot of positions to be filled. Everyone should keep a strong head, because if you're in the market the next two years you're almost guaranteed to get a job. I'm in a rural district and I personally know 5 teachers that have already stated they're leaving in 2013. There are a bunch more that I know will be going in 2014; not to mention all of those that keep it quiet up until they retire. It's a good time. Don't give up on teaching. We get to see the mass retirements a couple of years before the private sector.