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North Carolina teachers....what's your student atmosphere like? I currently teach in a suburb in WA and am dealing with some of the most rude and disrepectful students I've ever encountered. They are downright mean to others and have started to bully teachers on social media. NC is in my sights but I'm looking at taking a huge pay cut and am wondering if the behaviors are different or if I should change careers.

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Not from NC but honestly...it depends on where you go no matter where in the country you're at...each building and district is different and the climate and culture of each building is unique.

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Depends on where you go in NC. Not all schools can fall into a category.

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Honestly I think where ever you go it will depend on the school. Behavior issues are a national if not international problem right now. You might wan to re think taking a massive pay cut.

I think it’s everywhere

I use California dashboard. It gives an idea of the school test scores, poverty level, English learners, and much more. That’s the best way to find out what you are walking into. Take the time to watch some board meetings as well.

im in Iowa and the kids are so rude and disrespectful to their friends, teachers, whoever they don't care, I would of NEVER survived when I graduated in 86 I'm afraid this is our new normal.

After teaching in NJ for 13 years, I moved to NC to teach. I didn't even make it through the entire school year before resigning. I moved back to NJ and, thankfully, got my position back in my school. I am sure there are wonderful schools in NC, but I was not in one of them. I learned that it can be very difficult to really see how a school building operates before having worked there. If you decide to move to another state, try to talk with teachers that work in the school you are applying to so you know that you're not jumping right into the same situation that you are in now.

Unfortunately, we are in an era of teaching that is extremely challenging. I am in a wonderful school in a great district, but our students and staff are struggling too. I desperately hope that we can return to "normal", but it remains to be seen if that is even possible. Unless you are taking a huge pay INCREASE and/or benefits, I wouldn't go somewhere else. It's highly likely that you'll end up in the same situation with less money. If you are willing to relocate across the country, try NJ. The pay is solid, and the benefits are excellent. The state has a bad reputation, but the truth is it is actually a very beautiful state with a lot to do, and the schools are always in the Top 3 of the best schools in the country. Teaching is very hard everywhere right now. You might as well go somewhere that you are not taking a pay cut.

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