It has been said that the demand for teachers is a cycle. Even real estate and wall street have their own. For those who are in teacher prep, subbing or for those waiting to get hired permanently, it would be great if they have some sense of when things will pick up. Of course, nobody knows the future. However, economic forecasting is based on the past. For those who have been there before (meaning they also were in bad times and then it changed) you have some sense of the cycle. So this is the question: when do you think things will improve and why?