When you read the apology it sure sounded like Jonah Edelman of Stand for Children got taken to the woodshed.
Maybe by his esteemed parents who might have been embarrassed by the tone of his prideful and boasting presentation, “If It Can Happen in Illnois, It Can Happen Anywhere,” at the corporate funded Aspen Ideas Festival.
Maybe by some of the billionaire boys club funders of Stand for Children who didn’t want their tactics for public school and teacher union destruction so blatantly exposed, becoming a warning to other states.
Maybe by the leaders of the IEA who come off as either incompetent or worse in their rush to be willing partners in Senate Bill 7, a bill which constituted a major setback for teacher union rights in Illinois.
But I think that no apology is needed.
It is not unusual for an immature young man, brought up in a world of privilege and means, to behave this way. It happens.
After all, once you strip away all the self-important nonsense in his Aspen presentation, everything Edelman says in the tape is repeated in the apology. It was all true.