I am not really sure how much I would like working in education in Texas. To start with they have a board of education which is totally dominated by people who are opposed to science. At least they teach things that are more based in Fundamentalist christian ideology than in scientific facts. All of the text books have been modified to fit this sort of thinking. Of course I have practical problems though and so I am looking at the pros and cons of it with my own bottom line in mind. I went to this site, http://energyproviderstexas.com after I found out that I could pick out my own power company. I was mostly curious as to what that really means for a consumer. So far I can not really tell, but obviously it seems as though competition would be a lot better for the consumer if it was real competition. Where I am living right now they are not going to ask you who you want to buy electricity from. If you want it, then you have to pay Georgia Power for it.
I am pretty sure that this job is more about high school football than anything. The guy I talked to did not come out and say that, but that was the sense I got. Obviously High School Football is a big deal in Texas and I happen to know a bit about the game. I played it in college and then I was a grad assistant for two years as well. The idea is that I would do this for a little while and then finish up on my Ph.D. Right now I am sort of out of money for that sort of thing and I am not finding any money to help me out with it.