The Ethical Educator

This month's dilemma:
Siting the Homeless


Scenario: The city has been attempting to find compassionate ways to address homelessness. Most shelters are at capacity. The city council decides to locate camping areas in a few public spaces where small groups of homeless individuals or families can stay temporarily, monitored by nonprofit social service organizations. The city manager has identified a camping area one block from a neighborhood elementary school and asks the superintendent if he can proceed with the plan. What should the superintendent do?


Read our panelists' responses here.
Last month's dilemma:
Banking on the Hometown Choice?


Scenario: The board of education is about to award a contract for the district’s banking services for the coming year. Two proposals are submitted — one from a local bank, the other from a bank in a nearby community. The local bank has had the district’s business for years and performed well. The bank in the neighboring community offers investment services not available locally. That bank also provides a better interest rate on day-to-day investments. At the board meeting, the local banker urges keeping the contract with the bank that employs constituents and taxpayers. The board president asks the superintendent for a recommendation.


Read our panelists' responses here.

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