Wednesday, January 14, 2009

This is not okay!

It is not acceptable to expect or ask someone to work as a combination Spanish-English interpreter and classroom teaching assistant whose job description includes, and this is a direct quote, "stop[ing] physical and argumentative fights" and--this is the best yet--the candidate must be willing to travel between different school sites... for a grand total of $11.06 per hour!! 

I came across a job posting today that was requesting exactly that, and it astounded and infuriated me. 

St. Paul Public Schools should be ashamed!!!!! They talk the talk, especially in the bilingual schools, about how being bilingual is soooo valuable (it is). Then look at the wages they pay their (gasp) non-college-graduate bilingual employees. 

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