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  1. Johnjoel

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    Hey all,

    My school is currently choosing a new superintendent. In my opinion, people have been unfairly against one candidate because he is a single man w/ no children while the other is a family guy? Do you think ones family, or lack of one should play into a districts decision to choose a candidate?
     
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    While this might make logical sense, the research shows that single, married, and married with children teachers, principals, and superintendants have not succeeded or failed based on their marital status or having children. Ron Clark is single and currently is a principal in Georgia of what some say is the best school in the country. The teacher in the movie Dangerous Minds was single. On the other side many successful educators are married with children. I am not sure why, but marital and child status makes little or no overall difference. Choose the best candidate--ignore their marital status and if they have children.
     
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    Isn't it illegal to consider marital and parental status when hiring? Even if the general public is expressing opinions about these candidates based on whether they are married and/or have children, the hiring committee shouldn't be.
     
  5. Johnjoel

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    Im sorry....people as in public, not committee.
     
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    Marital or parental status wouldn't affect my input. I'd look for someone who was a fit for the philosophy of the district, supported meaningful professional development and who saw 'the big picture' rather than being a micro manager.
     
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    I've had both and noticed NO difference in their ability to lead, super teachers, "run" our school, be dedicated to our students, make a difference in students lifes, etc . . they were great P's because of their education, experience, dedicatation to education and great characters not because of lifestyle choices
     

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