Should schools revise hring practices to avoid nepotism?

Created by Education Reform on Sep 7, 2012

8 votes

Click on an option to vote

yes

no

Education Reform

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Sep 7, 2012
When my local school district hires a new employee I get out the family trees. No doubt the candidate hired will be a relative of the Board, Administration, or Teacher ranks.

In an era when a single teacher opening will yield a thousand applicants we could have the best teaching staff in the State.

I often thought that an objective merit system would be a good alternative to what we have now to get the best and brightest. Perhaps the State Civil Service System should do the initial vetting of educators using objective criteria and evaluation of student teaching.

School district would then request a list of candidates that selected their district for interviews.
An Observation

Uniontown, PA

#2 Sep 8, 2012
Have you read of the recent hiring of the New Kensibgton-Arnold SD superintendent? You may find it interesting.

“Obama is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Sep 8, 2012
All classrooms should be inventoried as to the race of the students. Black teachers for mostly black classes, Hispanic teachers for hispanics and white teachers for white students. That way the kids could relate and we would not have claims of racism and unfairness. If the class make up changed, then the teacher would have to be changed as well. Relatives should be hired on the basis of their race as long as the above rules were kept in mind.
An Observation

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Sep 8, 2012
A white or black teacher, heading a class that is merely a majority of the instructor's race in no way would preclude racism, perceived or in actuality. You are clearly as ignorant as you are bigoted, and both are lamentable.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Pittsburgh Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Police protesters march from Oakland to South S... 1 hr bacon hater 37
Cops: Homeowner shot man trying to take downspouts 4 hr Old Cynic 1
Do YOU know Douglas Clark? 5 hr Nu2Burg4um 20
Chipped Ham Pink is Now a Nail Polish Color 10 hr Rachel 1
Michael Brown was a juvenile delinquent on DRUGS!! 23 hr yo a bigot and troll 6
Review: I Love Kickboxing - Pittsburgh (Nov '13) Tue bodelll 44
With crime coverage, paper a challenging commun... Dec 15 Old Cynic 1
Pittsburgh Dating
Find my Match

Pittsburgh People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Pittsburgh News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Pittsburgh

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 2:30 pm PST

NBC Sports 2:30PM
Manziel looking for better showing in second start - NBC Sports
NBC Sports 2:54 PM
Manziel says Browns were "a little off" on Sunday
NBC Sports 3:01 PM
Pump fake still an old standby tool in QB's belt - NBC Sports
NBC Sports 3:13 PM
Steelers run defense to face test from Chiefs - NBC Sports
NBC Sports 3:31 PM
Cam Newton practices for first time since car accident