If you live in Florida and aren't happy with what's being taught in your local schools, you're in luck.
A new law now lets anyone challenge teaching and reading material used in public schools.
Originally, the law only allowed parents to file a complaint. Now that privilege has been extended to all residents.
Material can be challenged on three different grounds: It's somehow pornographic; it's inappropriate for the grade level; or it "is not suited to student needs and their ability to comprehend the material presented."
In the past year, there's been so much talk about job loss, high unemployment rates, lack of jobs and employment declines that it's been hard to focus on anything else. It's important to realize, however, that while the recession undoubtedly has a negative effect on the job market, it also provides a few select industries with opportunities for growth.
One of these industries is education. In January 2009, private education was one of two industries that saw job growth, adding 33,000 jobs while every other industry cited job loss, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you're looking for a career in education, here are 10 jobs to consider, along with their projected employment growth and mean annual wages, according to the BLS.
Post-secondary educators are usually comprised of college and university faculty. They work in different academic departments or fields and usually teach several different classes related to their specialties.
School counselors work with students and faculty in many capacities. They might counsel students on social, personal or behavioral issues; high school counselors might also advise students on choosing a major or a college's admission requirements.