Afghanistan, blog post by John Hoff
"Two voices can speak more loudly than one," I said to Don Allen, my former blogging foe who is now participating with me in a "NoMi blog wars cease fire."
Don Allen is, like me, a devoted father and has concerns about quality school systems for our children. After I wrote an article about badly paid AmeriCorps tutors who are supposed to be filling slots in the North Minneapolis school system, I thought to myself that Don Allen might agree with the article and, furthermore...
...Allen has more contacts with the Minneapolis Public School System than I do. So I gave Don Allen permission to republish the article on his blog and sure enough he did.
Click here for a link.
The article was also republished by Twin Cities Daily Planet.
So it would appear the issue of those low paid tutors has been well aired. Now comes the part where I was hoping Don Allen's ability to shake up the school system (yes, I am acknowledging his ability to shake things up) will come in handy.
Of those 150 open positions, how many are filled now with the school year started? If I had to guess, the number wouldn't require all the fingers upon one hand, let alone both.
And why is that?
Obviously because they are paid so badly.