Damn. Read this all the way to the end – promoted by Rosi
“When someone says ‘it’s not about money’, it’s about money.” – H.L. Mencken
Earlier, as the overt push for privatizing New Jersey’s public schools was just getting started, I wanted to bring attention to some of the strange theories and characters who were spearheading the effort. I was under the impression that they were promoting a justifiably unpopular vision based on pure conviction and that when confronted by the force of democracy would be defeated. The privatizers claimed it was about the kids and their way was superior to the tried and true system that works in the wealthier parts of the state. I thought this was a genuine contest of ideas.
I was fundamentally wrong. This is not about ideas, this is about money.
That truth was made clear when Christopher Cerf was named acting Education Commissioner. Cerf is, without a doubt, a businessman posing as a public servant. Jack Grubman, a former securities analyst for Salomon Smith Barney commenting on corruption on Wall Street said that “what used to be a conflict of interest has now become a synergy.” In that case, Cerf brings a lot of “synergies” to the position of State Education Commissioner.