Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Fix Is in, Declares Reformy John King

Reformy John King appeared before a group of Senators and let them know that he wasn't making any stinking changes, because Common Core is just peachy, everyone thinks so, and anyone who doesn't is either a parent, a teacher, or a New York resident, all of whom are special interests. Though self-proclaimed student lobbyist Andrew Cuomo paid valuable lip service to the poor rollout, Reformy John let everyone know he was gonna do what he wants, when he wants, and how he wants.

After all, that's what everyone else is getting, said Reformy John, neglecting to mention his own kids, who are in a Montessori school. They are getting an education rather than the reformy crap that's good enough for your kids in mine.

You see all that snow on the ground? That's nothing compared to the snow job we're getting from Reformy John, Merryl Tisch, and Big Cahuna Cuomo. Cuomo tries to act as though he intends to do something, but speaks not one word of criticism about his reformy pals. And how could he? He needs every suitcase full of cash that Moskowitz and DFER can muster. It's expensive running a campaign, especially when you need the sort of landslide victory that can fool the rubes into considering you a national contender.

Why do you suppose Cuomo said all that crap about how far-right conservatives have no place in New York? Clearly he wants to rile them up so some frothing-at-the-mouth lunatic decides to oppose him. It worked last time, when some rich guy from Buffalo ran a junkyard dog style campaign, and Cuomo appeared to be a moderate. It he manages to corral another extremist lunatic opponent, he could look sane by comparison.

Clearly, though, he's going to do nothing to reign in King John and Rich Merryl, and they will continue to do whatever the hell they wish with our children, using untested and disproven nonsense rather than the sort of thing they'd insist on for their own children.

How did we allow this to happen?
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