Harold's Argument Essay

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The sidelining of Harold and the appointment of Carol can be considered an ethical issue because there was no definitive proof as to who would be better at the job since neither had been principal before. There were no facts or data to prove it. It was a subjective decision. The decision was between Carol’s qualification and Harold’s experience. There are several solid arguments out there for and against qualification or experience. Cole, 2014 mentions both sides of the argument. On the side of qualifications, it can be argued that a degree is not just about getting a job/career. The benefits affect all parts of life; intellectual, social, sporting, personal, artistic, ethical, and so much more (Cole 2014). So the belief that obtaining a…show more content…
On the side of experience, Cole says it can be argued that nowadays everyone seems to have a or wants to have a degree. So as more and more people have gained degrees, especially over recent years, employers have become less impressed on the whole, and focused more on experience. If you asked most employers if they would select a raw graduate with 3 years in education but no tangible experience, or a college leaver with 3 years relevant experience, I would expect the vast majority would favor the latter. Though the arguments presented here are not exactly as those at Xanadu high since Carol did have the experience of being vice principal she was never a principal. I think the board felt that although Harold was experienced, the school at its stage of development required a principal who was academically qualified and was up to date with modern methods of management. Though Harold was well known and loved at the school what was needed was someone who would be able to bring about much needed change in accordance with the global trend of education. Harold would have been capable of running the school, but I think they felt Carol was more suited because her appointment spelt change and Xanadu high was yearning for change at that
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