Uhhh Yeah, exactly. Well the E4E ers are a classic symptom of corporate sponsored neo liberal know nothingness. They claim a membership in the thousands but have to beg, scrounge and offer free hats and grub to get anyone to come to their pathetic "rallies." And when you get them to the side and hit them with a single simple question they flame out in a ball of uninformed self hatred and ask themselves if it was worth a nifty green beanie to be pantsed on Youtube for all eternity.
In similar fashion I invite Invertebrate Administrators 4 Education to stay in their seats and not be counted as they were through the entire James Williams administration. Jimmy Dubz brought in his goon Fosalede Oladele and I hope I spelled her name wrong to terrorize and intimidate any Principal or Ass Prin who had any funny ideas about silly things like Professional Respect or Autonomy. She bullied and cowed them all into their chairs where they sat quiet and compliant as church mice right up until Williams tried to stuff her knockoff designer purse with a few extra hundred thousand as a parting gift. Still the IA4E ers sat in their chairs and held their breath hoping and whimpering that the spinning house would land on her and we'd see nothing but her pointed boots and designer knockoff control tops protruding from under its foundation. Here is a complete transcript of all the administrators who held their ground with and stood up to her :
That didn't take long now did it?
In similar fashion Friday students at City Honors were encouraged to "make their Principal proud" by applauding wildly for the anti teacher, pro charter governor who's declared war on them and withheld millions of dollars from the district to show their teachers who's boss. Governor Cuomo (aka Governor dropped 15 approval points in a month) is nobody who should be welcomed into a Buffalo Public School. In doing so the Principal of Centaur High signals his complicity with Cuomo's hamfisted bullying style and essentially gives the message to our "best and brightest" don't listen to all that Stop the Bullying crap kids, since this bully has fame and power we can make an exception. And as if the spit shined welcome mat wasn't bad enough, City Honors families all received a robocall last night advising them there would be a "dress code" in effect today and students should gussy up for the #1 Bully in Albany. Kind of like the end of the Hunger Games when they get the overhead announcement about the rules change....
And as long as IA4E is on a roll it appears the same bunch went to Dr. Who? aka PamelaBrownPhDHarvard and asked her to bring in the shock troops of the charterization Corps, also known as TFA or WTFA or Teach for a While depending whom you talk to about them. Dr. Who? has assured anyone uninformed enough to take her word for it that TFA has an excellent reputation. Oh Dr. it's much more than that. They have millions and millions donated by billionaires seeking to undercut teacher's unions and replace teachers with cheap interchangeable parts like TFAers who receive a whopping and intensive 5 WEEKS of training in the summer before they saunter into urban hellhole schools and sprinkle their excellence and their private school bred worldview. These brave neo colonials with over a whole month of training and a sense of their own white kid's burden that would make Kipling spin in his grave tend to wander off to law schools or Wharton Business schoolish MBA programs pretty much as soon as they figure out which doors they can escape from during school hours. Others linger in the edu biz milieu writing policy, hanging around reform HQ in their whale studded cords and topsiders toting clipboards and hoping for a sweet gig far far away from kids and their troubles and their neediness and poverty.
But here in Buffalo we appear dumb enough, desperate enough and gullible enough to invite any old Tom Dick and Harry with a letter of introduction from Sam Hoyt to miseducate and fail our kids. Oh but Bob Wilmers, the 1%er who ushered james Williams into Buffalo like a remote control truck bomb is offering yet again to pay some tab or other that brokeass Buffalo thinks is going to get them somewhere. You tell me friends.
In case anyone is wondering I took glance at my sitemeter this morning which tracks Ip addies and tells you who is looking at your blog, where they're from and practically everything but what's in their checking account. Have a laugh as I tell you the good people from NYSUT have us on their radar. Since my meltdown the other night they have dropped in more than 50 times to see what else I am railing about. Of course they won't drop a comment or send me an email or bitch me out but they are snooping around for whatever that's worth. NYSUT-- power to the people baby.