Today, dear readers, I'm hanging up my cape. I'm joining the Sociology department at NYU this fall, and have a dissertation to wrap up that needs my undivided attention.
Last night, I peeked back at my initial post in September 2007:
Rather than stepping into [education policy's] ideological boxing ring, this blog takes a different approach. eduwonkette will consider some of the most contentious education policy debates from a different perspective....My hope is that this blog provides a forum for a broader discussion about the possibilities for, and barriers to, improving schools for American children. But eduwonkette is not all about being wonky. We'll have some fun, too.I never imagined that this blog would turn out to be the amazingly dynamic forum that it has become, and have all of you to thank for that. It's been a heckuva lot of fun.
I'm grateful to Education Week for hosting me over the last year, and especially thank Ed Week's Jeanne McCann, who has been incredibly supportive of this blog in all matters big and small.
And I couldn't have wished for a better blogging partner than Aaron Pallas, aka skoolboy. His wit and wisdom will live on over at Gotham Schools, where he will be occasionally blogging.
So I guess this is goodbye, at least for now. I'll leave you with some classic superhero fare:
Harvey Dent: We've received a letter from Batman this morning. "Please inform the citizens of Gotham that Gotham City has earned a rest from crime. But if the forces of evil should rise again to cast a shadow on the heart of the city, call me."