By Daris Howard
Special to The PREVIEW
I was working on my graduate degree in mathematics and was struggling to support my little family when I saw an ad in the local paper. A vocational school was searching for a part time math teacher.
I thought about how much fun it would be to teach students math applicable to their chosen area of study, so I drove to the school and filled out an application.
A few days later, the secretary called and asked me to come in for an interview. I arrived early and was directed to a lounge where I could wait with the other applicants. Jobs were somewhat scarce, and my heart sank as I saw the large number of people who had applied.