Our previous Newsletter & Blog asked ISR members to tell us how they felt concerning the practice of secret confidential letters of reference. The response was extremely robust, with most participants in favor of doing away with this archaic practice. Apparently, confidential references have already become outdated and/or impermissible in many industries. Yet this requirement for secret confidential references is still alive and well in the world of recruitment agencies.
We invite YOU to participate in the attached Poll to state your opinion. Should we unite as an international educators’ force to boycott this practice? Or, should the status quo of confidential references, as currently required by all international teachers’ recruiting agencies, continue?
Following the Poll, please add your comments. If you, for example, voted YES to boycott this practice, please share with colleagues how you would accomplish this mission. And, as always, international educators, Thank You for your input!
Thanks for voting!