Published: Monday, Jan. 28 2013 3:00 p.m. MST
I have interviewed prospective teachers, counselors, coaches and administrators,
custodians and secretaries. Half of those we interviewed had trouble answering
the basic questions concerning the position for which they were applying, which
told me they could not articulate and would have minimal success.I
had numerous prospective teachers who simply could not tell me what the critical
elements of a well prepared lessons plan are. They could not tell me how they
would teach a simple concept within their major. When I asked them how they
would teach a class where there were "hands on learners", "audio
learners" and "visual learners" I got blank stares. Every class has
students who learn differently and you cannot teach them all the same way. Others simply had no human relationship skills during the interview.
They would not look at you or look at the floor when talking. They filled their
sentences with "um", "and", 'like", "you know",
and "so'. Some of their sentences were 100 words long simply connected
with the word "and". Secretaries could not put together a complete
sentence. They may have a college degree or a vocational school
credential, but were not qualified.
Chris B has it right.There are degreed people out there with 20 years
experience in their field who are working in call centers for a third of what
they used to make.We aren't just talking about recent college grads
here; we are talking about the underemployed.Twenty million people.
Complain that Obama is using 'big government' to take away your
rights.Or, complain that Obama is not doing enough.But
don't do both, at the same time.
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