I am a third year,substitute teacher with an ESOL and Reading endorsement. In addition, I have eight years of experience as an Educational Assistant. In addition to subbing, I am working on my Master's degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment through Walden University. I am a first time blogger. The job situation is very difficult in my state and I have been looking for a position for over three years. At this time, Oregon is still experiencing a shortage in funds and is facing many budget cuts across the board, including in our schools. One district that I substitute in is expecting to cut 150 teaching positions. I wonder when the cuts will end and the job situation will improve?