Back in December I posted a thread on here titled "Totally Demoralized" where I spoke about how 12 school have me on their "Not Preferred" lists. Since then, I have followed the advice some of you gave me back then and contacted the agency for some reasons why these school wouldn't have me back. Most of schools gave no reason and the one or two who did only gave generic reasons like "Not strong enough" with no further details. I was born and bred in the USA but have been living in the UK for over 25 years now. (I haven't lost my accent) Throughout my 15 years of teaching, I have encountered the odd case of Anti- Americanism in schools mostly by teachers and the odd parent. In most cases, being American has been a plus with most children. However, as I stated, there are many teachers in the profession who are Anti-American and I am wondering if some of the real reasons these schools have me on their "Not Preferred" list is simply because they don't want a Yank at their school. For the record, in the 25 years I have been in the UK, I have only once played the Anti American card, if you want to call it that. It is not something I do whenever I don't get my way about something. However, there have been recent occurences that have led me to believe that it could be this could be the case.