If your distrcit came to you and asked you to take a paycut...would you? If they asked you to work for 1/2 pay for one year... would you? (Would your union allow it? Would you, if the union said you are on your own-but they don't advise it?) Would a school (your school)...considering the TERRIBLE shape of the economy, HIRE a teacher who would pledge to work for half pay for one year? If that were YOU (the new teacher)..and you COULD make it the one year...would you do that for a job? If half-price teachers started to be hired...would that change your answers to the above questions? Wondering how everyone feels about how tough it's getting out there.