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Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Too smart to teach 

Joanne Jacobs brings us the story of a man who was turned down from teaching public high school students because he was too smart.

Recently, I interviewed with a school in one of the metro Atlanta counties, only to receive an e-mail from the principal stating, "Though your qualifications are quite impressive, I regret to inform you that we have selected another candidate. It was felt that your demeanor and therefore presence in the classroom would serve as an unrealistic expectation as to what high school students could strive to achieve or become."
Nope, certainly wouldn't want to give those students a role model to emulate, would we? Truly mindblowing.

(Hat tip: James Taranto's Best of the Web)
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