Posted by Frank 1 on .
What are the pros and cons of making hiring decisions based on demographic needs (e.g., the shortage of males in elementary school, females in social studies)?
My experience in teaching tells me there is no shortage of female social studies teachers, what in fact is we have a surplus of coaches who are put in those positions as "teachers".
I find it curious that the question focuses on gender decisions, not race. In my experience, decisions based on race are far more likely. For a hiring elementary principal, the pool of qualified candidates strongly is biased toward women, so if the principal looks at the best qualified, it is likely to be a female. In the racial area, some argue that "best" includes racial considerations. Prejudice is a real animal that bites both ways, but some like to not discuss it in public.
I would love to read your essay on this. If you can, share it, we will be happy to critique it for you.
Thank you this is one of our discussion questions, however I do feel that coach have been thrown in the this position because it is quick and easy I will keep you in mind with the essay thanks