You mean my community isn't the only one that periodically beats up on teachers? I don't believe it!
But after reading this blog post To: The Honorable Chris Christie, in which a teacher rips the governor a new asshole over criticism that governor recently ladled onto teachers, I see that my community is not a rogue state in its ignorance.
Around here, all it takes is a slow news day for one of the editorial writers to dust off one of the hundredth generation mimeographed screeds about teachers being overpaid, underworked, whiny and pampered.
Sure, I had my fair share of bad teachers when I was in school, but as I entered the workforce -- the wonderful, mythical, streamlined paragon of efficiency: the free market system; corporate life! -- I realized every professional has its requisite number of duds.
It's when politicians start in on teachers that the irony and hypocrisy and downright fuckheadedness truly comes to a head.
Politicians who aren't outright criminals, whores and gangsters are rarer than albino alligators.