Teachers Need Work

By: Chris Sutter Email
By: Chris Sutter Email

Scores of teachers waited in line, resumes in hand, all for a shot at doing what they do best. The road to LCC's recruitment fair hasn't been easy though.

"I've applied to I don't know how many public teaching jobs because that's where my background is, and I can't even get a call back," Teacher, Erika Brown-Binion says.

Lansing Community College is looking to change that. Friday the school held interviews for over 80 part-time teaching jobs in dozens of fields, perhaps putting some of Binon's frustrations to rest.

"I mean I am pretty well educated, I have a masters degree, I have a reading credential...I've been a teacher for eight years, and I can't get a job," Binion says.

A common complaint from the folks we rely on to educate the community.

"I think if you've been in Michigan for more than 15 minutes you know that the jobs are not out there," a spokesman from LCC says.

Teachers News 10 talked to say they always thought their jobs would stand the test of time, but now they know better.

"Luckily my daughter is only 16 months, so she really doesn't know yet how a tough Christmas is going to be, but you know my husband and I have decided that we won't buy anything for each other and that's how we have to live right now," Binion says.

So now it's the teachers rather than students putting pen to paper in the hopes of getting a high enough grade from LCC to be able to call a classroom their own once again.

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