Lately, the whole US education system all across the board has been struggling.

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School districts all over the state and country are struggling to keep good teachers.  With the ever-changing landscape of the education system, teachers are choosing to walk away from their teaching careers.

Houston is one of those struggling ISDs

At least 29 schools were underperforming in Houston ISD.  The Texas Education Agency took over the school district and created the New Education System (NES) for Houston schools.  In the process, the the superintendent and school board were replaced, by a Board of Managers. The elected school board lost their authority and were made trustees and continue to serve in an advisory capacity and on committees.

At least 1200 teachers in 29 Houston ISD underperforming schools were required to reapply for their jobs.

The current teachers under contract may not end up in the same position or teaching at a different school.

According to the Houston Chronicle, 206 positions still need to be filled in Houston ISD.  With the need for teachers for the new school year, Houston ISD requested a waiver from the TEA to hire uncertified teachers.

That brings us to Amarillo

A hiring ad recently appeared on Facebook from Houston ISD encouraging Amarillo educators to apply for a position with the NES.

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This particular ad was targeted at Amarillo teachers, however, it's safe to say that all areas of Texas (and some outside Texas) are being targeted in hopes of finding teachers.

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Wallethub put together a list of the best and worst states for teachers. They look at things like opportunities for employment, competition, academics and work environments.

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