I am looking for some advice. Next fall, I will be a 1st year teacher in a large urban district, but face a tricky choice: Recently (well, month and a half), I was offered a 3rd grade position at a school close-by (like...really close), as was a close friend of mine. It's a struggling school - super high-turnover this year, high student mobility, almost 100% low-income, very data-driven (data walls in the room and everything). I was offered a soft yes on their offer and gave them verbal yes to the position (but nothing signed) There is another school that is also interested - in a much more mixed-income/gentrified part of the city and the school is more racially diverse. About a half hour commute compared to 3 minute drive at first school. but this position would be co-taught (3rd grade still) all day, which is interesting but I have not met the co-teacher and wouldn't get a chance to before accepting. this second school is considered an up-and-coming school and people love it. Tricky part is the reneging (which would suck), but I am worried about co-teaching my first year (A part of me really wants my own classroom!). Wondering about your thoughts !