You may recall that I wrote about a “brilliant and hilarious” article that compared Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Mitt Romney and found them to be strange bedfellows.
The cartoon that illustrated the article showed them joined at the hip.
Well, if you don’t remember, please read it again. It’s funny scary.
I neglected to mention the name of the writer of the article in The Chicago Reader. His name is Ben Joravsky. (If you read the link I just inserted, you will understand the reason for this post.)
I often copy letters from readers and I am careful not to use their names because so many teachers are justly concerned about reprisals from stupid bosses.
But this writer had his name on his article and I should have mentioned it.
He is a really talented writer, and I hope he keeps writing about education.
Here’s a tip for Ben Joravsky. Follow the money. Follow the money that is promoting charter schools and for-profit virtual schools.
You remember (or maybe you don’t) the Groucho TV show. In every show, when he was interviewing people, the secret word would suddenly descend (I can’t recall why), and the studio audience loved it. The secret word when you are investigating education these days starts with a P (privatization).
You write it. I’ll read it. And I’ll never forget to give credit where credit is due!