JTS’s Provost Disses Older Workers

According to a story in yesterday’s New York Post, Alan Cooper – JTS’s provost – “sent a mass e-mail last May to the school’s full-time staff advocating that older workers put themselves out to pasture.

Baby boomers, he wrote “have created a kind of bottleneck in the work world. The frustration this poses for the young and talented should be obvious.”

… The seminary did not return calls for comment.”

[eJP note: We hope there is an innocent explanation for this story; or that the New York Post ‘just got it wrong’. Either way, we look for JTS to set the record straight. If the story is accurate, perhaps Cooper needs to lead by example. And also apologize to his fellow boomers.]