I used to wait with great anticipation every Sunday night to read Michael Winerip’s education column. They were always informative and on the cutting edge of important issues.

But a few months ago, for no discernible reason, the newspaper of record canceled his invaluable column and gave him the assignment of writing about “Boomers.”

I was tempted to scream and curse (in private) at the loss of this great voice, this beacon of sanity in a world gone mad.

Today, he managed to write an education column that was about a boomer.

It is about a great teacher inspiring his students and changing his community.

It reminded me how much I miss Michael Winerip on education.