Georgia Teacher Applicant Considered "Unrealistic Expectation" for Potential Students

Brains can hurt job applicants

This is outrageous. You would think that a metro school system would fall all over itself trying to score this kind of teacher for their students: African American. Male. 22 years old. Rhodes Scholar nominee. 3.75 GPA in college. Double major (sociology and secondary education - social studies). Three years on the National Dean's List.

That's just half of the man's qualifications - and yet he was denied a job teaching urban high schoolers because his "demeanor and therefore presence in the classroom would serve as an unrealistic expectation as to what high school students could strive to achieve or become."

Words fail me.