As readers may recall, I started a new book last June.

I finished it and turned it over to the editor on January 15.

The manuscript was nearly 600 pages.

In print form, it should be about half that length.

If you have been reading the blog all along, you know what is in the book.

Now it’s time to catch a break.

I am taking a one-week vacation starting January 31.

The blog will still be here every day, as I will have some pieces in the pipeline and I have invited some of my favorite bloggers to write guest posts.

This will be the year that the public begins to see who the corporate reformers are and the havoc they are wreaking on schools and communities.