|Charter School Advocate Carl Paladino Readies to Run for the B-lo Board of Education Shove Over Flo Jo|
What could be better for public education that Carl Paladino embracing the charter schools with a big bone crushing bearhug, you know like the one he gave his former punching bag Mayor Byron Brown recently now that BB has handed his development company a huge waterfront contract?
Imagine all the Elmwood Village Charter hipsters cringing in their Patagonias and smelly peruvian wool hats from El Buen Amigo at the sound Carl Paladino spouting off on their behalf and touting charter sleeper agent Jason McCarthy as the only Board of Ed member who "thinks for himself" and "isn't in somebody's pocket." Well McCarthy didn't get any campaign funds from BTF but he was happy to accept a donation from Buffalo Niagara Partnership as well as an undisclosed amount from a Democrats for Ed Reform front group whose donations Mary Pasciak herself reported "eclipsed both BTF and Buffalo Niagara Partnership." While BTF and Buffalo Niagara Partnership expected to donate about 10K to the various candidates, the D4EdReform splinter group pumped in closer to $50K. In Paladinovision you are a free thinker and standing on your own size 12s if you accept money from hedge fund millionaires trying to privatize public schools and make a profit off them while hiring clueless noobs as teachers and administrators who will eat shit for 8 hours a day and work for a bushel of firewood and a left hook. Can't you just hear the American eagle's wings flapping proudly over this 21st century tableau of marked cards capitalism?
So Carl loves him some charter schools as he explained in his frothing memo to Channel 4, Channel 2, Channel 7 the fat guy out front of the Arabian store in the First Down coat and practically anyone else on earth starved enough for an interminable PDF to open it and read his rantings. Feel free to read it HERE. I only made it about 1/3 of the way through but remember as you drag yourself to the conclusion that this man LOVES charter schools. Somewhere in the Elmwood Village now a balding hipster sitting at the wheel of his hybrid is tapping his toe to the new Jamie Cullum, twisting his Georgetown U. ring anxiously and praying this is all just a really bad dream.