What the hell was I thinking?

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  1. AllieBaba
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    I thought it would be fun to apply for the vacant school board position. I assumed nobody else would apply, and it would just consist of a little meet and greet with the other board members and they'd shoo me in.

    Well I was one of three and the interview consisted of them asking me these fucking in-depth questions about what I know about charter schools.

    ?

    I know absofuckinglutely nothing about charter schools. A desire to learn more is why I want to be on the school board. I want to be on the school board because it will force me to learn and participate. I will attend school board meetings if I'm a member and I have to.

    So they told me to wait by the phone because they'll call right after the last interview, and they want the "winner" to return to the school tonight. I mean, I know I didn't get it, but they told me to wait, so I am.

    My interview was a disaster. I don't know anything about charter schools. What little I do know I was not about to put on display, better to play dumb. But you can't tell me any of the people on the board (and I know all but two of them) knew ANYTHING about charter schools when they got on.

    "How do you think this school compares to other schools."

    WTF? I'm 46 years old, how much time do you think I spend hanging in grade schools?

    And they told me three times that there was going to be another opening soon, so to keep that in mind. So why tell me to wait by the phone??????? Why not just tell me, go home, we'll call and let you know.....
     
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    Well, at least next time you'll know what to expect!

    Why do you think they wanted to know what you knew about charter schools anyway? Are they competing for your districts students?
     
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    I have no clue. Really, absolutely none.

    Still waiting, and that's just not right. You'd think they knew going in and they could have made it EASIER for us.
     
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    You on the west coast, Allie? 10:53pm (EDT) is a little late to be waiting by the phone for a job interview call back. :eusa_think:
     
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    School board, and it's only 7:56 here. My interview was at 6:45, and there was one after me. (And mine started late).

    School boards often burn the midnight oil. Relatively speaking. They always meet in the evenings.

    Hey, that's what I should have said.

    Ok, got the call, they gave it to the person after me.

    I say it was RIGGED!

    Holy crap, I'm super relieved now. I'm going to go pick up my kids!
     
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    Bullshit interview, this is what is wrong with schooling in America.

    They did not ask you about how you can communicate with and teach the kids, they asked you about bureaucratic procedure. Your type of school versus our type of school.

    Fuck the world is drowning in red tape.

    And red tape is good for nothing but kinky sex.
     
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    we elect the school board here?

    charter schools are simply privately ran schools that dont prove their value in standardized tests.
     
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    Surely you didn't actually wait, did you?
     
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    Good for you for getting involved in local issues, Allie!

    Seriously, I admire you for trying.
     
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    I admire your efforts too, Allie Baba. I also think it was decent of the school member to call you back and inform you of their decision. So many institutions and private businessess don't. I always did that, and it was hard, because I knew how many people I was disappointing, but rather than make them anxiously wait, I made the call, or sometimes sent a personal letter.
     

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