February 18, 2004

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Was anybody else listening to Morning Edition this morning? Bob Edwards was talking with Miles Hoffman about orchestral auditions and Mr. Hoffman explained that auditions were all done behind screens to eliminate any possibility of favoritism based on anything other than the skill of the performer. At which point, Bob Edwards said:

"This is very cool, because this is about merit. Wouldn't it be great if all jobs were filled this way?"

Wow! Check it out. It comes at about 2:44 of the story titled "Playing to Win: Politics and Auditions" on Wednesday morning's Morning Edition.

I'm shocked.

Posted by Charles Austin at February 18, 2004 06:52 PM

You'll notice he said jobs, not college admissions.

Posted by: Kevin "fun" Murphy at 09:12 AM

And, since of course they aren't, we need to have da gumming get involved and set standards so that everyone gets what they are entitled to, based on something larger than just who they are as individuals.

Posted by: triticale at 08:43 PM

I'm shocked you listen to NPR and Morning Edition. Do you just want more aggravation in your life?

Posted by: Scott Chaffin at 09:47 AM