you are too educated & I'm concerned... This is the comment from my most recent job interview & has been a common thread since I began teaching. I have an advanced degree in an actual subject, not education, & find more resistance because of it than I could have ever imagined (no offense to the ed majors but I haven't yet been treated very well by them). I have contract taught for 2 years & earned teacher of the year my 2nd, but chose to leave my old district, which was run by morons. Never have problems with students & the level of learning is just unreal & I love teaching. I'm losing it. I subbed 2 years, did my internship, spent a fortune on that joke that's called teacher credentialling, passed all the tests, jumped through all the hoops, & still, not enough to convince these people I'm in it, the real deal, & **** good at it. What do you want? I feel as if I'm being discriminated against because I busted my butt in something else, then found teaching, & I'm an outsider! What do I have to do in this industry to find admin folks who aren't stuck in the little strange world of "education" that, as far as I can tell, is worried more about politics, money & butt-kissing, than actually educating. Imagine someone in the education world actually saying the words, "You're at the top of the list but my concern is that you have too much education & will be hesitant to follow different procedures." In other words, I get it, teaching isn't that hard...if you constantly keep your students as the priority...but I need to remove parts of my brain apparently so I can sit in these stupid meetings & say, hmm, amazing, students learn in different ways; my god! My brain literally soiled itself when this guy said I'm too educated. Someone help me. Tell me I'm not going insane. Tell me someone is out there in charge of these schools who has at least some clue. I guess I lied, I'm not at a loss for words.