Better duck out the back door, Commissioner Cerf! Someone may ask you a question!
Of course, he could have had the courage of Superintendent Cami Anderson and Mayor Cory Booker, who valiantly addressed Newark's lack of local control by completely evading the question.
Everyone knows why the state is hanging on to control of Newark: local control might imperil Eli Broad's grand experiment with the lives of the deserving children who live there. Worse, Andrew Tisch may not get his contract for K12 to run more call center-like "blended learning" schools - and that would mean his investment in Booker was all for naught.
Nope, we can't have that. Better just sneak out the back and head over to the Newark office...
h/t Darice - who else?