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Outlook 2012: Teachers scramble for jobs as schools cut positions

Van Antwerp Middle School Technology teacher Tom Blechinger in class.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Van Antwerp Middle School Technology teacher Tom Blechinger in class.
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There's been a lot of interest in the few teaching jobs advertised by Schalmont in recent years. "We've averaged between 500 and 600 applicants," said Superintendent Valerie Kelsey. That sums up the state of the K-12 teaching market: Too many people chasing too few jobs. With the weak economy, schools have been forced to cut back. New York State School Boards Association David Albert said school districts have weathered a couple years of state aid ...

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