Tuesday, April 29, 2008

When Young Teachers Go Wild on the Web

Check out the crazy story from The Washington Post below. The bottom line is you have to be careful what you post on the Internet.

On the other hand, the School Superintendent mentioned in this story might want to rethink their interviewing strategies. Asking a potential candidate about their age, citizenship, national origin, race/ethnicity, or marital status, is illegal in the United States. And this is all information which can very often be found near the top of any MySpace or Facebook page. I essentially see no difference between an interviewer asking "How old are you?" and "What is the web page which will tell me how old you are?" This is just a lawsuit waiting to happen.

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