Teacher Assistant or Full-Time?

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  1. NUMB3RSFAN

    NUMB3RSFAN Rookie

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    My husband has been working as an aid for the past three years while trying to find a certified teaching job. He was offered a TA position, including insurance, in his dream district for next year. He graduated from the district, I work in the district, and our son goes to school in that district. The AP who interviewed him said they loved him. Problem is, two days later, he was offered a full-time certified teaching job at a charter school in the city. My brain says that he should take the teaching position for the experience and the full-time salary. My heart says to keep the TA position and hope it turns into a full-time opportunity in the district next year. Any suggestions?
     
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    Can you afford to live on his TA salary? Which job would he feel happiest doing?
     
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    We can live off his TA salary and mine, it's just right. He'd be happier at the TA school.
     
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    There's your answer!!!
     
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    Then you have your answer - who knows, the TA district might offer him a job in the future.
     
  7. NUMB3RSFAN

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    Thanks! You guys eased my mind!
     
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    I agree. The experience as a TA at the preferred school will be extremely valuable!
     

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