Sunday, July 13, 2014

Is Nepotism an Issue for Calaveras Unified?

Nepotism is the practice of favoritism based on kinship, like when the coach chooses his own kid to be the quarterback even if his kid stinks at football.
The word nepotism comes from the Italian word for nephew, nepote. Apparently back in the 17th century a lot of people tended to promote their nephews to powerful positions at the expense of other candidates. 

Nepotism has come to mean favoritism of any family member, so if you’re the daughter of a school district superintendent, don’t worry, you can still be the beneficiary of nepotism. 

DEFINITIONS OF: nepotism
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N favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)
https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/nepotism

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