Saturday, May 21, 2011

Spending the Rapture with Dennis Walcott and Leo Casey

There are a lot of ways to spend your last day on earth but who would have thunk it would be with Dennis Walcott and Leo Casey. Is there any way to move the end of time up a day?

Tomorrow in the AM I'm heading up to this panel where Walcott will be joined by charter school shill Jim Merriman, a man I love to argue with - I just hope the earth shuts down at the exact moment  Merriman turns speechless at the onslaught of co-panelists Julie Cavanagh and Mona Davids. If Walcott and Merriman actually have the guts to go through with it. I will attempt to tape whatever happens. The idea of Walcott actually having to face a classroom teacher whose school has suffered a charter invasion by the son of a billionaire contributor to Bloomberg is less likely than the end of all time.

If we survive, tomorrow at 7PM we head over to the Socialist Party sponsored viewing of our film where Julie will be joined on a panel by Leo Casey and Stanley Aronowitz. If the earth is still around by then, I will be praying for the rapture after about 5 minutes of listening to Leo's defense of UFT/AFT policy of not opposing charters based on the "if you can't beat 'em join them" argument.

You know, I assumed the destruction of the public school system and its replacement by charters had to precede the end of the earth. Look for Eva Moskowitz, who will make HSA students do test prep as the fire consumes the earth, to file a protest. Those who are going to heaven will still be facing the achievement gap.


Anonymous said...

Make sure to ask Leo how the 20 percent standardized test is working out. Remember we were told that the 20 percent was smart because otherwise they would have hit us with 50 percent down the road.

In other words, forget about appeasement or concession. It's done. Look at Chicago. It is

We will tell you what we want. Don't like it? Too bad. Whadda gonna do about it?

Anonymous said...

I am preparing myself with questions to ask Mr. Casey.

Michael Fiorillo said...

Should there be a Heaven or Hell, Bloomberg, Klein, Walcott, Rhee, Broad, Gates and their ilk will discover an entirely new meaning for the term "achievement gap."