A little sadism for your Sunday. Benjamin Baxter puts forward two math teachers:
- The competent geometry teacher who knows not much more than first-semester calculus, one who has quite a lot of charisma.
- The resident whiz who knows his math stuff — whatever that entails — but lacks so much charisma. Think Steven Hawking.
And says, for budgetary reasons, you’ve gotta fire one of them. Any thoughts, toss ’em his way.
For my part, I think it’s obvious. You fire the shorter teacher. Always.
[Update: My response to this somewhat absurd hypothetical will come as a surprise to no one.]