The Joke that Sorta Made Me Cry

This joke landed in my inbox today as part of an email blast I get from Whitney Tilson, a member of DFER (Democrats for Education Reform.)  I have hugely mixed emotions about DFER and Whitney Tilson that I will get into at another time.  And his inclusion of this joke is one of the reasons my feelings are mixed.  One minute he’s unequivocially bashing Diane Ravitch and the teachers’ union and the next minute he’s quoting this:

A public union employee, a Tea Party activist, and a CEO are sitting at a table with a dozen cookies in the middle of it. The CEO takes 11 of the cookies, turns to the Tea Partier and says, “Watch out for that union guy. He wants a piece of your cookie.”

And that pretty much sums up Wisconsin and everything else that’s upside down and inside out right now.

One reply on “The Joke that Sorta Made Me Cry”

  1. My husband just read me this joke off twitter the other day. I totally understand your response. I moved to Jersey from the trenches (teacher and parent) of Maryland public schools which, while far from perfect, were doing a lot more for kids with WAAAY less per-pupil money than most anywhere I’ve seen here so far. It makes me sick because I feel totally helpless. The problems seem huge and so entrenched I wonder how it will ever get fixed.
    Super-now my mood matches the weather.;)

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