Friday, November 08, 2002
PRIORITIES WILL OUT
A Go Big Ed member in suburban Omaha reports that his wife was certified in another state to teach K-12 gifted and talented, and junior high and high school science. She interviewed with Omaha-area schools a few years ago for a biology teaching job. Her degree is in biology, and she is a fully-certified teacher as well. The first question she was asked was, "Can you coach soccer?" She was shocked, and withdrew her application.
Do you know what she is doing now? Not teaching. She switched gears, sought other professional training and now is working in a field completely unrelated to public education.
Think of her next time a school official says they have trouble finding qualified teachers.
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