Jon Stewart is public education’s best friend in the media.

Maybe because his mother was a public school teacher.

Of course.

He interviewed the director/producer of the wonderful film “Brooklyn Castle” and one of the lead students on the school’s chess team.

It will be  your heart good to hear the student, Pobo, talk about how great his teachers were and why people shouldn’t pay any attention to the rating systems that label them “bad.”

He says, “I LOVED my teachers!”

Stewart asked why New York City was willing to cut the funding for the school’s championship chess team while not cutting the amount of standardized testing.

We all wonder the same thing.