Some very interesting comments have been posted to my last posting, “My Deliberative Speech.” Please scroll down to it and click on the comments. After the first 6, things get interesting.
For instance, it is news to me that there is a certified Foreign Language in Elementary School instructor already employed at Timberlane High School. We did not need to hire the superintendent’s wife. I knew that there were other FLES instructors in NH, but right at our own high school, this is rich. Pinocchio Academy and the Mushroom Farm strike the school board once again and hit you in the pocketbook, too.
And of course, the no big secret, that Mrs. Grosky, the budget committee chairman’s wife, was hired to combat “The Greens.” Mr. Collins said so at a Danville Board of Selectman meeting.
As I said before, Timberlane does not look for the best people in its own backyard; it climbs up on ladders and peers into bedroom windows. And nepotism is far from the only hiring problem.
Those who care about education are going to wake up one day to realize that all these things that look like minor financial and ethical irregularities have completely corroded our ability to deliver a quality education.