I was sad to see that the Blonde Canadian is leaving teaching. I have enjoyed her posts in this area and know that she was a dedicated teacher. Good luck BC. I hope that you enjoy the corporate world.
BC's last post on her reasons for leaving is worth reading.
She makes the point, others have made it too, is that it is not just money that is causing the loss of young teachers. A second core problem is the lack of respect accorded the profession. Teachers as a profession are central to this country's future because they teach our young.