|The Little Fella is Going Up in an Airplane!|
I really want to use the phrase "addition by subtraction" in bidding adieu to one of the most incompetent, unqualified, petulant pieces of shit ever to tumble out of the New York State ed reform sanitary pipeline. Good bye Lil John King. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. The unqualified Charter School apparatchik anointed by Meryl Tisch and a roomful of Gas-X chugging, spotted Regents to drive New York State into the turf has been tapped to join the reformy fun and excellence in Obamaland. Presumably, Johnny will serve to inflate Arne Duncan's basketballs and refill the all the grit dispensers around the office. If you weren't sure how absolutely toxic, misguided and brainless Obama's Department of Education was, just think for a second -- they sought this nitwit out! It's always a good day when you say good bye to a politically embedded invertebrate especially one with King's insufferable pedigree of the petulant nerd. Not the nice, hapless nerd you stuck up for in the junior high cafeteria either but the prickly, anti social nerd,who, after you stuck up for him, told on you for letting another guy copy your homework. Yeah that's the kind of wanker we're talking about.
If you saw John King in action when he and Tischy and Regentus Flatulentus Bennett went on their little barnstorming tour of the Empire State last year, you know of what I write. John King is an arrogant, condescending prick and doesn't even bother trying to hide it. He pontificates in favor of Common Core and high stakes testing then sends his own kids to private schools where it isn't even dreamed of. He lectures about teacher accountability when the school he "ran" in Mass. led the state in student suspensions. After touring the entire state where was hammered everywhere he went with the message that parents, kids and teachers are sick of the test and punish culture of NYSED. But when it was all done he doubled down on test and punish as if he hadn't heard a single word anyone had said. Make no mistake we are tickled to be rid of this miserable, tone deaf, people skill deficient knockoff educator. I guess we may as well enjoy this moment too since we're all pretty sure there's plenty more where he came from. I was surprised the other day when it became apparent my students were unfamiliar with the phrase "out of the frying pan and into the fire." Let me hope for a moment in this season of miracles that we too may remain at least vaguely disconnected to the phrase and all of its attendant consequences. At least for a while...
And for now Yeeeeee-haaaaaw! We're down one ed reforming schmuck here in New York State.