Would a guy who is 30 years old and single face hiring discrimination in secondary education?

Discussion in 'General Education' started by kgquick118, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. kgquick118

    kgquick118 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2018
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    1

    Mar 24, 2018

    I'll be looking to teach HS biology or chemistry in the south.
     
  2.  
  3. Leaborb192

    Leaborb192 Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2016
    Messages:
    2,407
    Likes Received:
    1,180

    Mar 24, 2018

    ,
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019
    futuremathsprof likes this.
  4. vickilyn

    vickilyn Magnifico

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2014
    Messages:
    9,153
    Likes Received:
    2,259

    Mar 24, 2018

    OP, what makes you think that this would even be a problem as long as your certifications are in order?
     
    Caesar753 and otterpop like this.
  5. readingrules12

    readingrules12 Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    3,005
    Likes Received:
    450

    Mar 24, 2018

    Most teachers in most schools I know are fairly close to the age of 30, so I am not sure why that would be an issue. Being single should be a non-issue as well.
     
    Leaborb192 likes this.
  6. Pi-R-Squared

    Pi-R-Squared Groupie

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,337
    Likes Received:
    244

    Mar 24, 2018

    That's more a concern for me... Early 40s with a balding head! :p
     
  7. ChildWhisperer

    ChildWhisperer Groupie

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    1,214
    Likes Received:
    402

    Mar 24, 2018

    If there's a shortage in your area, you'll probably get hired.
    I went to an interview a couple weeks ago and the P told me I was hired at the end of that interview.
    Pretty sure she didn't even look at my application because she knew nothing about me.
    The district here has such a huge shortage that a lot of positions are filled by long term subs
     
  8. Ima Teacher

    Ima Teacher Maven

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2005
    Messages:
    5,395
    Likes Received:
    911

    Mar 24, 2018

    I can't imagine that it would ever be an issue. I've worked with as many single teachers as married ones.

    Plus, your marital status is one of those questions that doesn't get asked in an interview anyway. And your age isn't asked either.
     
    3Sons likes this.
  9. whizkid

    whizkid Cohort

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2016
    Messages:
    700
    Likes Received:
    295

    Mar 24, 2018

    No
     
  10. teacherintexas

    teacherintexas Maven

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    5,277
    Likes Received:
    743

    Mar 24, 2018

    I can’t imagine this would be a problem. How did you come up with the concern?
     
  11. vickilyn

    vickilyn Magnifico

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2014
    Messages:
    9,153
    Likes Received:
    2,259

    Mar 25, 2018

    OP, are you asking because you are planning to either start undergrad work, or enter through the AR program in your area? That would be a little different from already having valid certificates in biology or chemistry, since it would imply that you need to start/continue undergrad studies, or become hired through an alternate route program, which has a learning curve of its own. Some people call this career changers, since the original undergrad degree is not actually in education. In these situations, you would be projecting a start date based on all of these necessary steps to a certificate.
     
  12. 3Sons

    3Sons Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,992
    Likes Received:
    148

    Mar 25, 2018

    It's not even legal to actually ask about marital status.
     
    readingrules12 and Zelda~* like this.
  13. Leaborb192

    Leaborb192 Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2016
    Messages:
    2,407
    Likes Received:
    1,180

    Mar 25, 2018

    ,
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019
  14. ChildWhisperer

    ChildWhisperer Groupie

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    1,214
    Likes Received:
    402

    Mar 25, 2018

    Yeah, at the interview I mentioned above, she even said, "I'm going to be honest, I really want you as a teacher" lol :p
     
    Leaborb192 likes this.
  15. Leaborb192

    Leaborb192 Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2016
    Messages:
    2,407
    Likes Received:
    1,180

    Mar 25, 2018

    ,
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019
  16. ChildWhisperer

    ChildWhisperer Groupie

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    1,214
    Likes Received:
    402

    Mar 25, 2018

    Pre-K.
    Here, it's not just certain subjects. It's the entire district, even in the administration. A lot of positions are filled by long term subs, which means there's a shortage of subs as well for the daily jobs. There are currently 163 open positions in the district
     
    Leaborb192 likes this.
  17. Leaborb192

    Leaborb192 Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2016
    Messages:
    2,407
    Likes Received:
    1,180

    Mar 26, 2018

    ,
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019
  18. ms.irene

    ms.irene Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,548
    Likes Received:
    724

    Mar 26, 2018

    I agree that regional variations are interesting, but I wish we could stop talking about "red states" vs. "blue states" in terms of culture. I live in a "blue" state, but the reality is much more complex than one blanket statement could cover. I feel like we are perpetuating stereotypes about certain states by reducing them to their "color."

    As far as regional teacher shortages, in fact, in my lovely "lavender" state, we are also sorely in need of STEM and SPED teacher.
     
    readingrules12 and 2ndTimeAround like this.
  19. Leaborb192

    Leaborb192 Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2016
    Messages:
    2,407
    Likes Received:
    1,180

    Mar 26, 2018

    .
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019
  20. ms.irene

    ms.irene Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,548
    Likes Received:
    724

    Mar 26, 2018

    I think that nuance of specifically referring to the union status is more effective. I have the feeling that over the years, the use of red/blue has started to divide us more and more over false dichotomies, when our reality is much more complex than that.
     
    readingrules12 and Leaborb192 like this.
  21. NewTeacher2016

    NewTeacher2016 Companion

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2016
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    46

    Mar 26, 2018

    .
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2018
    Leaborb192 likes this.
  22. ChildWhisperer

    ChildWhisperer Groupie

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    1,214
    Likes Received:
    402

    Mar 26, 2018

    No, it's a blue state and pretty much has been for as long as I can remember. (I just turned 30)
    When it comes to presidential elections, the majority of the counties are red, but it always ends up being blue due to one major city. I don't live in or near that city, but the county I do live in is one of the few consistently blue ones.
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. Backroads,
  2. JoanPD
Total: 259 (members: 3, guests: 236, robots: 20)
test