Affluent White People: Now with 1/3 More Excellence

This young man, let’s call him Chad, graduated in the top 1/3 of his class at Shore Country Day, ergo he would make an outstanding teacher.

Reader: no doubt you are aware by now that affluent white people do just about everything a little better than you and I. It’s called panache, and like special diets and yoga passions, this better-ness, otherwise known as excellence, is something that comes naturally to our well-to-do white friends. Now, in addition to all of the things this elite corp already excels at—field hockey, recycling, wealth management—we can add another: teaching. It turns out that affluent white people make the most excellent teachers. Continue reading →

Minneapolis Rephormer Says ‘Elect me Maybe’

Minneapolis School Board candidate Josh Reimnitz has raised seven times as much as his opponent as out-of-state contributors and rephorm advocates have high-fived him with their checkbooks.

EduShyster has already written excitedly about Minneapolis School Board candidate and young rephormer Josh Riemnitz. Now at the urging of some of my Premium members in the Twin-Cities I’m revisiting what insiders are calling the “erase for the phuture of the Minneapolis Public Schools.” Full disclosure: EduShyster has only been to Minneapolis once—AND IT WAS TOO COLD TO GO OUTSIDE. But just because one knows virtually nothing about a city shouldn’t prevent one from taking sides in a race (or using the pretentious “one” more than once in a sentence). You see reader, education rephorm is pretty much the same these days, in whichever of the phifty states one finds oneself. Continue reading →