With the last two days off because of Hurricane Sandy, so many thoughts raced through my mind. One of them was how after watching the Tigers get swept by the Giants how did the Yankees get swept by the same team. Another thought took me back to the last hurricane to hit here, Irene and how Educators4Excellence made the death and destruction all about them.
I wondered if this time would E4E show some humility and somehow not take to attention whoring themselves into the death and destruction of Hurricane Sandy that has permeated the area the last 48 hours. That hopefully, there would be silence on their parts and be mature and smart enough to be silent.
Checking my email this morning, sadly my best hopes went down the drain. Though, I do give them credit. In their sneaky way they left the statement off their Facebook page and their website. But nonetheless, they felt the need to ingratiate themselves into a tragedy.
was founded by a couple of private school TFA preppy opportunists with about 5 years of elementary school teaching experience between them. The rest of the crew are 20 something ex-charter minimal experience elementary school teaching entrepreneurs with 3 or less years of classroom experience. Educators4Excellence is heavily funded by the Gates Foundation and is rumored to also receive money from the Walton and Broad foundations as well. These ex-educators and other like them are the yuppie foot soldiers of corporate directed and funded privatization .