On 2/22/09, Dagbys wrote:
> On 2/02/09, baffled and bemused wrote:
>> Cronyism has taken place in hiring since the days of Plato and
>> Socrates, nothing new there. Now you know why most of our
>> public schools have a lamentable reputation. No one holds TN
>> to a higher standard, the bar was permanently lowered decades
>> ago. Why would you want to teach in TN anyway?
>> On 2/01/09, Jamie Manor wrote:
>>> I know, I am licensed physical education teacher, and I got
>>> passed over this past fall by someone who is on an alternative
>>> II because they were buddies with the assistant athletic
>>> director at the school.
>>> On 9/23/08, Me wrote:
>>>> Its impossible to get a teaching job unless you work in
>>>> the inner cities or are related to the school board.
>>>> Anyone that says they got the job and didn't know someone
>>>> is crazy...Subbing, well people in our area aub for over
>>>> five years only for positions to go to recent grads that
>>>> are related to the school board!!! Stinks. i owe money to
>>>> school loans with no job to pay them. I wish college would
>>>> have prepared me for that one!!
> Sadly, this seems to be true. I was recently overlooked for one
> of several interim positions at a local school in East Tennessee.
> I asked the principal why I was not considered... she actually
> used this as a reason: try to higher people who have paid their
> dues. Initially I was just happy to have been given a response.
> Then I thought, "why would a professional admin use THAT type of
> criteria to hire someone as important as a teacher!?!?"
> Later a teacher from the same school told me she was hired (fresh
> out of college) because her professor put in a word for her. /sigh
> Oh, and one of the positions... taken by a retired teacher
> (another 'friend' I presume).
> Since I don't 'know' anyone... and I've never been (nor want to
> be) a brown-noser... I wonder if I'll ever get hired!