New Jersey School Choice Summit
Two dollars - such a deal! Who's on the bill?
- Keith Benson is part of the professional
- I've been over the life and times of Derrell Bradford more than enough on this blog. For a while, you weren't allowed to mention me over at the B4K playground; then they decided to engage me, to their embarrassment. I'm sure Bradford will have plenty to say, once again, about how much more his billionaire-funded group cares about kids than teachers.
- Seated next to Bradford will undoubtedly be Mosquera, who collected a nice amount in campaign contributions from B4K even though the outcome of her race was preordained.
- Senator Doherty is sure to bloviate for a while, perhaps on the subject of ADHD and diet modifications, before going into his stock denunciation of giving state education aid where it is needed - namely, districts with many children living in poverty. Doherty specializes in ignoring all the evidence about funding equity so he can salve the consciences of his Tea Partyin' base.
- Carlos Perez is paid to spin the press about the "successes" of New Jersey's charter schools, even though the truth is pretty ugly. Charter segregation doesn't much bother Perez, who wants to bring the Chicago model he pushed to Jersey, in spite of the "educational apartheid" it created in the Windy City.
- Israel Teitelbaum is another
- Moderating this panel will be Bob Bowden, who I understand was once a journalist.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the group that the head of New Jersey's education system thinks he should be trading riffs with on a lazy Sunday. These are his people; his ideological choir-mates. He tunes his reformy harmonies to their sad, tired refrains.
Get your two-dollar ticket today, folks: you're sure to get a performance that's worth just that.