Perdido 03

Perdido 03

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Bully Gets His Feelings Hurt

Michael Fiorillo in this comment thread:

Apparently, closing public schools and replacing them with private charters is civil behavior.

Apparently, attacking teachers and blaming them for the ills of society is civil behavior.

Apparently, monetizing student data is civil behavior.

Apparently, doing all of this at the behest of a small coterie of billionaires, without any public input, is civil behavior.

But booing and shouting at an arrogant, know-nothing figurehead who treats students, parents and teachers with hypocrisy and contempt? Ah, that's beyond the pale!

The reformers bully everybody in sight for years, shut down dissent, threaten dissenters, then get their fee's fee's hurt when people respond to them with same contempt and scorn they have shown for students, parents and teachers.

If John King doesn't like being called a hypocrite, then he should stop engaging in hypocrisy.

If John King doesn't like when people boo and catcall as he tries to talk to them, then he should stop shutting out the voices of concern and dissent.

As I wrote before, the bully is now surprised that the bullied have turned on him.

But he shouldn't be.

It has been building up for a long, long time.