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2nd Annual Halloween Edu-Parade!


eduwonkette's Halloween parade last year was such a big hit, it's time for a reprise. Because she's on the road, skoolboy (who lacks her Photoshop chops) is at the wheel. Please post suggestions for parade participants and their costumes below, or e-mail them to me at skoolboy2 (at) gmail (dot) com. This year, participants will be on floats. There could be a big-city mayor float, with mayor-for-life Mike Bloomberg and Adrien Fenty; big-city superintendents, such as the ever-popular Joel Klein, Michelle Rhee, Arne Duncan, and Paul Vallas; high-flying free spenders, such as Eli Broad and Bill Gates; policy entrepreneurs, such as Wendy Kopp, Steve Barr, and Roland Fryer; and the bloggers you love to love or hate, such as Andy Rotherham, Checker Finn and the Flygirls/Flyboys, Kevin Carey, Deborah Meier & Diane Ravitch, and Alexander Russo. And how can we leave out last year's parade marshal, Margaret Spellings, or Randi Weingarten, or even Bill Ayers?

Please submit entries by noon on Wednesday, October 29th. The floor is open!


Scary Halloween Costumes:

George W. Bush - himself

Bloomberg - himself

Joe Klein - himself

Michelle Rh.. wait, I can't, I mean, this is going to be one really, really long list

bill ayers - sarah palin in the red, white, and blue bikini

Let's try to keep things playful but not offensive, shall we? I'm not crazy about deleting comments.

this woman has made something of a splash in the last year: http://www.columbia.edu/~jlj2102/

How about a Prospective Secretaries float? I picture them in diagonal sashes and homecoming-court crowns--"Miss Arizona," "New Leader" and so on.

Or a giant rolling platform, with a big divider--sort of like the Great Wall of China--down the middle? On one side: lots of little kids going to preschool. On the other: lots of parents clutching vouchers.

What fun.

Yesterday Jay Mathews referred to Michelle Rhee's TFA generation as the Brat Pack. She strikes me as a Molly Ringwald, so I suggest Jason Kamras as Emilio Estevez, Michael Johnston as Anthony Michael Hall, Dave Levin as Judd Nelson, and Kevin Huffman as Andrew McCarthy. This still leaves us without an Ally Sheedy.

it's too late, i know but here's one last group costume idea:

the Gloucester MA pregnancy pact teens!

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