Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Education is Expensive
While part of me wants to let my cert expire the other half keeps playing the "what if your dream job comes along" card. I haven't taught my own class since 2001 and I haven't taught full time since 1998, but the thought of NEVER going back seems weird to me. Some days I really miss teaching and other days I'm sooo glad to be going to lunch and getting pedis with my girlfriends.
I'm very lucky to be in a situation where I can choose to work. I sub because my friends are teachers and need me. I don't go on random sub jobs and I don't work all the time. I like that. I don't need to re-up my cert to continue to do that. It will cost around $1000 plus "seat time" to renew and with no raise in pay to offset, I'm just not sure what to do.
All I do know is education is expensive.