The subhead for a May 21, 2013 Toronto Star article about teacher hiring practices article reads:
“Ontario school boards say they’re being forced to interview all qualified applicants for long-term supply jobs, not just the ones they want to.”
As a retired teacher, I find the story of interest. I’ve discussed an earlier version of the narrative in a blog post in October 2012.
I’m aware from Google Analytics that the above-noted blog post [see link in previous sentence] has prompted quite a few visits – more than I had anticipated, in this case – to the Preserved Stories website.
From what I can gather, the back story concerns fairness – with varied stakeholders addressing the issue of fairness according to their own particular interests.
A good criterion to keep in mind is: What is in the best interests of the child in the classroom? What is in the best interests of the school system as a whole?
A given newspaper article provides a hint of the underlying narratives.