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Published: Monday, Jan. 28 2013 3:00 p.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

well barack?

CougarBlue
Heber City, UT

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.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

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.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

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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