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Re: Calafornia dreaming?


Date: Sun Nov 04 2001 - 11:29:00 PST

In a message dated 11/01/2001 3:48:27 PM, writes:

<< Thinking of possibly moving to Calafornia. Anyone have any thoughts
suggestions on where is a good place to live-any job sites- pages on cost of
living and all that fun stuff.

In addition to Ken Schwab's intelligent response, I would add that it helps
if you have bi-lingual skills or are able to teach in SDAIE (Specially
Designed Academic Instruction in English). A lot of the kids here are ELL,
some areas have over 50% Latino, Mexican, Chicano. Also, there is great
ethnic and cultural diversity in CA if you like that, which I do: Hmong, Lao,
Vietnamese, Indian, Sikh, Urdu, Pashtu, Punjabi are some of the students you
may have in class in numbers. In fact, the school districts here will require
that you get a B-CLAD supplemental to your credential which equals about 12
college units. A lot of teachers who move here weren't informed about that
and it comes as a surprise to them once they get here.

Dennis in Stockton (Central Valley) of CA