Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Shoe-In for the Mayor

No, I don't mean he's a shoo-in for a third term. In fact, if we can start a trend, he may end his tenure at two terms. It began the other day, when Pro-Palestinians threw shoes at a photo of Mayor Bloomberg to protest his support of Israel (one of the few things I agree with him on). I suggested that teachers hold a Shoe-In to protest his educational policies, with 80,000 of us slinging shoes at a picture of Hizzoner on the steps of City Hall.

Over at Ed Notes Online, Norm suggested that we begin faculty conferences with an anti-Bloomy Shoe-In. While I like that idea, I'd rather do it at union meetings (assuming your school still has union meetings). It would be like an Orwellian Two-Minute's Hate, with the mayor's mug projected on a screen while we all shout obscenities at him and throw shoes. Think of it! Real action at a union meeting! According to Orwell, one way to get people motivated is to unite them against a common enemy. And if any union needs to get its people motivated, it's the UFT.

I know what you're thinking. Why Bloomy? Why not Keds for Klein? Not a spare sandal for Randi? Not a boot for Bush? I don't know about you, but I just don't have enough shoes to spare for all the people who've screwed up this system.


Pissedoffteacher said...

I'll lend you some. As much as I love my shoe collection, I would be happy to see them go for a good cause.

Chaz said...

I will give Joel Klein my painting sneakers since he makes such a low salary and he is doing such a great job in destroying the NYC public schools.

Love your new blog.

Anonymous said...

How about a glue-in added to the shoe-in so we can make out point stick.