Friday, April 13, 2007

What's the Deal with Training for Public Employees?

I can't help but take notice of all the politicians, public employees, and government workers getting wrapped up in corruption, wasting government money, and generally abusing power.

This leads me to the question... do these people receive training or what? And if they do... perhaps we should be looking at a better training program, because this one sure ain't doing a good job!

Unfortunately, we have become accustomed to hearing stories in the news about public employees doing wrong. Some say vote out the bad politicians. Some say these people are merely a product of our society... garbage in = garbage out. Some say that it's "the system's fault".

I find those notions to be too abstract and insufficient.

It's common knowledge that with better education comes better citizens who make better decisions and generally do a better job. Maybe these folks simply need some improved training to understand the importance of their positions serving the people of this country. Surely, the money it would cost to sponsor these programs would be well worth it in the long run.

But what do I know?

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