While asking an administrator who travels to the job fairs in the States about how she assesses candidates in such a short interview time period one of her responses was,
¨Well anybody who is in a teacher’s union is definitely not going to fit in here.¨
I was a bit confused so I questioned further and she elaborated…
¨Teacher’s unions think that they can do things like go to the school board and make changes. Anybody who has the idea that teachers can come in and make changes is definitely not going to fit in here.¨
She then added,
¨I would never hire anybody who loved their old school either. Then you end up with people who are always pointing out how well things were done at their last school. This isn’t their last school! They can’t expect to come in here and suggest things their last school did just because their last school was great.¨
I may be fairly shocked at this attitude, but it pretty much sums up the day to day life here. We try not to post about it, but as many of you know, we are very unhappy here. Here’s to hoping that our next school is more open-minded and interested in teacher opinions!