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Pay Upfront?

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by Chica21, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. I am deciding whether to take a job at a second-tier school. At this point in my career and in the tough job market, I think this is the best I can do right now. One school is offering to pay my Master's degree upfront and I can pay them back over time. This seems good to me. I know great schools will pay for it all but for a second tier appointment, is this what I should expect? Is it quite usual and should I expect it from the other schools that are interested?


    Thanks.
     
  2. I am deciding whether to take a job at a second-tier school. At this point in my career and in the tough job market, I think this is the best I can do right now. One school is offering to pay my Master's degree upfront and I can pay them back over time. This seems good to me. I know great schools will pay for it all but for a second tier appointment, is this what I should expect? Is it quite usual and should I expect it from the other schools that are interested?


    Thanks.
     
  3. I paid for my own M.Ed. as did most other teachers I know with one. If it's that difficult financially you could wait till you get a position at a Tier 1 school I suppose...
     
  4. Second tier is just that: second tier, which is to say right under the first one and pretty damn good. First tier schools are truly hard places to get a job at, so don't look down on yourself for not getting one. I am currently working in a thid tier school, and life ain't that bad believe me, especially after working in a 27th (and counting) tier school.
    That's because it is.
     
  5. lovely.lady

    lovely.lady Occasional commenter

    This tier notion is all nonsense. I work in a school that purports itself as first tier but life there is dreadful and unprofessional! Give me gutsy, down to earth child-centred education without falsified results anyday!
     
  6. I think the tier system is from a professional teachers perspective I suspect. It is clearly apparent from those who have any insight just where a school lies. In the current climate I feel that your hands may be tied and I would personally go with your gut feeling. Im not waiting for a 1st tier appointment. Time waits for no-one so just go ahead and take your chances. Experience is the best teacher. Good luck.
     
  7. And you wonder why you are struggling to nail a post?
    You have a pm.
     
  8. kemevez

    kemevez Occasional commenter

    Plenty posts that want what lovely lady is offering. Plenty want "tier" 1 teachers too. She will nail a suitable post, it tends to happen. Just not at some schools.
     
  9. I was being facetious, Kems. I pm'd LL straight away to apologise for my ringness...
     

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