Los Chistes: When Sandy Kress Met Rick Perry

To add a little humor to the education and public policy debate, Cloaking Inequity is starting a new series entitled Los Chistes (Also check out The Teat, which examines where various school “reformers” derive their funding). Cloaking Inequity has discussed Sandy Kress and Pearson in earlier posts.

I teach a course called Critical Policy Analysis on Tuesdays. One of the students developed this spoof movie trailer about Sandy Kress, Rick Perry, and the neoliberal approach to education during an in-class class activity. So without further ado, When Sandy Met Rick.

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  • The presentation is great, but this is too much of an insiders’ criticism for me. I don’t see the substance of the accusation being leveled here. I feel responsible for making the connections myself, which I am not able to do, rather than feeling as though the connections have been revealed through the various photos, typically of individuals rather than “the couple” in question. Do you think this video would be more effective in Texas, than it is for a non-Texan like me? Do you think people who are not political wonks would would get this, even in Texas?


  • Monty J. Thornburg

    From the West Coast, CA the state Texan’s love to hate! From “Project Censored, 2013” one of this year’s articles: Chapter 8: GERM Warfare: How to Reclaim the Education Debate from Corporate Occupation, By: Adam Bessie is worth reading although it’s not exactly humorous. It does support the “humor” in Sandy meets Rick.

    Every year since 1976, Project Censored, our nation’s oldest news-monitoring group–a university-wide project at Sonoma State University founded by Carl Jensen, directed for many years by Peter Phillips, and now under the leadership of Mickey Huff–has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories and a book, Censored, dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship.


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