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How to recruit teachers in S.F. 

Wednesday, Feb 18 2009
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Last week, an independent report found that the San Francisco school district is frequently failing to hire the most qualified teachers. What can the district do better?

• Install full bar in the faculty lounge

• Return job applicants' phone calls

• Let teachers teach in the neighborhood where they live

• Crack down on the bands of angry former JROTC students roaming the halls

• Stop asking prospective teachers, "Would you kill for us? Would you be any good at it?"

• Change district slogan from "Where Liberal Compassion Runs Amok" to almost anything else

• Stop using teacher résumés as reading exercises

• Cancel the successful "Principal for a Day" program for gang leaders

• Make the "Are You Progressive Enough?" series of teacher trainings optional

• Let chemistry teachers sell anything they make in the lab

• Take the words "survival of the fittest" out of the district's mission statement

• Allow teachers to take Columbus Day off — but only if they sign a form pledging to feel guilty all day

• Forget the waste of time that is teaching Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Lord of the Flies. Just take kids on a field trip to City Hall

• Make sure to hire English instructors who speak real good

• Offer stock options

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Benjamin Wachs

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