Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Google Policy Made Public....Or A Challenge?

I don't know what to make of this post on the Google Blog. Great for Google bringing attention to Teach For America, a program that doesn't get enough attention outside of academia, and it often found on the wrong side of arguments (by no fault of its own) in educational politics and reform.

But why should anyone, except Google employees, care that Google is willing to give deferrals to people who accept jobs offers from both Google and TFA? That sounds an awful lot like a company policy than "Googler insights into product technology news and our culture."

Or is Google making a challenge to other corporations, saying hey, we'll let future employees defer for two years if they join TFA because we value the experience and believe it creates better employees. What about you?

A very curious blog post. Very curious indeed...

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