During a recession, heading to college or grad school is a proven survival technique.
Pampa Independent School District is just one example of this growing trend.
They're seeing more people than ever before that want to work at a school like this.
At a new teacher breakfast on Thursday, administrators talked about this year being one of the strongest applicant pools ever.
Many of the new teachers we talked with say this was an easy choice. They see teaching as a recession proof job. That's because there are always children to teach.