Last Current Year Was Last Current Year

11 05 2017

Daytona Beach, Florida

About Betsy Wetsy getting booed at Bethune-Cookman.

First off, I have a bad habit of presuming that you’ve already read about it and watched video, which is why I tend not to include links in my posts.  But, just in case…

Here was my hot take:

“Nanny nanny boo boo, you stupid pandering cuckservative bitch.  You do nothing but pander and grovel to these (racial pejorative censored) with all this talk about charter schools for the (racial pejorative censored), and the beneficence of HBCUs..  So you only got your comeuppance when your pets booed you.”

Then I walked myself back.

Notice in the video that only a small fraction of the esteemed graduates (?) are booing.  Probably because they’re the sons and daughters of public school teachers and employees, and they belong to unions that, rightfully for the most part, fear that the charter school movement will affect their jobs.

About that — Let’s jump in the blogmeister hot tub time machine (no skinny dipping), and dial that thing back about one year, and go to the Bethune-Cookman graduation ceremony held last current year.  Let’s pretend that the Education Secretary of the time, Arne Duncan, (who was EdSec during the entire run of the Obama Presidency), was the commencement speaker.  Would anyone have booed him?

Why not?  He’s a charter school advocate, and actually used the power of his office to push charter schools.

This is why I didn’t and still don’t like the choice of Betsy Wetsy for EdSec.  Because it gave the other side an opportunity to paper over its internal schism over education policy and focus on a common enemy.  With some strategic thinking, if OCGE would have made a better pick here, Randi Weingarten and Davis Guggenheim might have actually held a duel with real guns by now.

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11 05 2017
stuartsullivaniii

You get called racist, Nazi no matter what you do … so you might as well go full-on

It's your dime, spill it. And also...NO TROLLS ALLOWED~!

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