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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)?

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    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.

  • Education - ,

    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

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