(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)
A former Al award nominee once sagely informed us:
So here it is-the After Party. I have continued to receive congratulations from JPGB readers all week on my humbling (Get a Life)time Achievement Award from the NEPC. Reactions include:
This is just awesome!! I’m so impressed!!!
Such an honor!
I couldn’t be more proud to know you!
I am so damn jealous – apparently we’ve all got to up our game to keep up with you!
The awards video is creepy. what a weird thing for them to do. congrats!
I have not been this vicariously proud since…..
Matt can die happy, knowing that he can never top this!!!
Our boy’s all growns up.
I think you are far from being able to ‘die happy’ as you said on Jay Greene’s blog as there are other awards to be earned. I’ve heard that you are in the running to be named in the Journal of Medicine as the leading cause of high blood pressure among NEA officials. Keep at it my friend…I know you can win this one.
Grand Prize Winner:
This is the equivalent of receiving the Bradley prize..just without the money.
Now this is a very perceptive comment indeed. The NEPC (Get a Life)time Achievement Award is in fact so profoundly opposite from the Bradley Prize in every way, so much so that they become strangely similar.
It goes without saying that we in the reformer tribe hold a deeply skeptical view of the policy preferences of teacher union leaders, but now comes word that their credibility has waned even among public school teachers and of course actions speak louder than words. This party just keeps getting better-when does Snoop Dog go on?