Saturday, April 17, 2010

What's Better?

So, I've been looking at places where there are teaching jobs available in the USA and I've come up with Florida, South and North Carolina, and Arizona. Now, I'm looking for advice from my American blogger friends (especially those few who live in the south). What's better in terms of cost of living and quality of life? I'm not crazy about heat so I wonder if the Carolina's are better?

Thanks for any information :)


Cammy said...

My fave of all of those is Arizona. It's just so lovely there.

But if you don't like heat, I'd stay away from AZ or Florida. North Carolina--the Asheville area especially--is very nice.

And I'm not just saying that because it's the closest to me. :)

Manuela said...

Thank you Cammy! I've actually been leaning towards that one. But, I do have friends in Arizona.

I'll keep up with the research and maybe I'll see you in person one of these days :)

✯FiTCETERA✯ said...

I had no idea that the lack of teaching jobs was so severe here that you would need to think of relocating. How very sad. Would you bring your family with you?

Hey Manuela ... I'm now doing the stove and then THAT'S IT for the ktichen ... completely done ... clean and organized. What a relief.

Now for the rest of the house.

Those little geegaws are on my Mac. Not sure how you would get them on a PC.

I hope you're well.

NewMe said...

I have friends who will be leaving Florida quite soon. They are both in education. The public school system there is falling apart due to underfunding. Florida has no state income tax and funds its schools through money from sales tax. When the bottom fell out of the economy and tourism went down, so did the quality of education according to my friends.

There is a lot going on in the "Research Triangle" area of N. Carolina (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill), so that might rub off positively on the public education system.

As a Canadian (Ontarian), I'm sorry to hear that you're thinking of packing up and leaving for the States. I didn't realize that it was so hard to find a teaching position in Canada.

Despite legislative changes to health care in the States, I urge you to find out exactly what kind of coverage your potential new job offers. You don't want to find yourself needing serious health care and not having sufficient coverage. They've got a pretty barbaric system down there, in my opinion.

Grower Jim said...

I second what NewMe said. The public education system in Florida is terrible. The summer heat is also terrible and seems to get worse every year. We're already in the 90s every day and it will stay that way until at least October!