Unless you have been living on Mars the past week, as a Blue Jersey reader by now you know of Flemington, NJ teacher Marie Hughes Corfield, who acquiited herself and did all NJ public servants proud on The Ed Show (friendly territory) Monday, and Fox & Friends (enemy territory) Saturday.
Now, since Oprah Winfrey has involved herself in NJ's public affairs, the obvious next talk show appearance for Marie should be the Oprah Winfrey Show.
How about an email campaign to the Oprah Show's producers, urging them to air the NJ teachers' side of the story?
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Here is what I wrote:
Now that Oprah Winfrey has injected herself into NJ politics and NJ public education (the two are inextricably linked) by giving a forum to Governor Chris Christie, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, on her show, she ought to give voice to the teachers themselves. Marie Hughes Corfield, the Flemington, NJ teacher who was famously smacked down by a belligerent Christie at a town hall meeting, has been making appearances on talk shows to defend her profession and debunk Christie's notion that the fiscal woes of NJ are directly attributable to public servants. Please have Ms. Corfield on your show to give her the opportunity to present her side of the story.
Feel free to plagiarize, or write your own pitch as you see fit.
But please, do it!