I was just texting with a colleague regarding my experiences on interview committees within our school district. Some assume (not the person with whom I was texting 🙂 that favorites are played, decisions are made prior to the process if it’s internal, etc. That has never been my experience. I can say that people I’ve served with have been fair, ethical, collegial, respectful, open to debate and civil discourse, knowledgeable, honest, and thoughtful. I commented that “fairness reigns.”
As soon as I wrote those last two words, my mind went to the whole college admissions scandal. (Side comment: With the amount of scandals the news reports do you feel like I do? That we’re living in an alternate universe? And it’s so important that we don’t get numb to it and it gets normalized”…) Obviously, this whole thing is beyond reprehensible, unconscionable, and criminal. But what really bothers me as a parent and educator is that these parents exposed their children to this immoral and unethical behavior! And made them a part of it! Shame on them! What kind of life are they living that allows them to think all this is OK? I just don’t get it. I really don’t. It’s sickening. The sense of entitlement floors me. Yuck.