Sunday, October 21, 2007

Halloween Edu-Parade Costume-a-Thon: Last Call!


Your school may not be able to have a parade, but my blog can! Costume nominations end Monday, October 22 at midnight.

My new favorites are Eli Broad as Mr. Burns from the Simpsons, Bloomberg as the Emperor, Joel Klein as Darth Vader, Broad as Jar Jar Binks, and Maggie S. as a giant bar of Ivory soap; old favorites include Randi Weingarten as a teacher, Roland Fryer as Willie Wonka, George Bush as Voldemort, Steve Barr walking a pet pig (remarkable explanation available here), and Joel, Mike, Eli, Bill, and Andy as a boy band. Also, in honor of the pending NCLB reauthorization, I've decided to add Rod Paige - nominate away.

1) Randi Weingarten
2) Joel Klein
3) Michael Bloomberg
4) Paul Vallas
5) Bob Herbert
6) Roland Fryer
7) George Bush
8) Andy Rotherham
9) Michelle Rhee
10) Bill Gates
11) Eli Broad
12) Wendy Kopp
13) Steve Barr
14) Alexander Russo
15) Margaret Spellings
16) Rod Paige

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

1) joel klein
2) michael bloomberg
3) randi weingarten

bruce springsteen said...

andy rotherham

Anonymous said...

How about Paul Vallas?

Anonymous said...

Dont' forget Roland Fryer... he will be dipping into his bag of goodies for all little children who do their homework

Anonymous said...

bob herbert - jekyll and hyde, anyone?

Anonymous said...

Alex Russo at Education Week

Anonymous said...

How about Michelle Rhee? Perhaps dressed as Moses.

Anonymous said...

Bill Gates
Eli Broad
Wendy Kopp
Steve Barr

ed notes online said...

Don't leave out Andres Alonso, having such success in Baltimore.

Anonymous said...

Steve Barr is obviously a huge green dot. Not very original, I know; so add a big mouth and a cigar, and a pet pig.

(A.J. Duffy, head of United Teachers of Los Angeles, worries that Barr's Green Dot schools are "creaming" the student population. LA Weekly quotes: “It’s bullshit,” says Barr. “It’s like me saying, ‘Duffy’s a pig fucker.’ Have I seen him fuck a pig? Do I have photos? No. So I can’t say it. He should check these things out before he says them.”)

al shanker said...

eduwonk and alex russo - peas in a pod? britney and kevin federline?

andy and alex, don't be mad - i love you both.

Anonymous said...

Roland Fryer should be Willie Wonka, and Bloomklein should both be Oompaloompas!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wendy Kopp as Uncle Sam, as in "I want YOU for the TFA army!"

Anonymous said...

paul vallas as the wizard of oz. i am a teacher in chicago and that's the way we see him here.

Anonymous said...

Bush as Voldemort; Spellings as Professor Umbridge (Ministry employee who takes over Hogwarts in #5 and only cares about testing)

Anonymous said...

Roland Fryer as homo economicus, with a calculator in one hand and a fistful of cash in the other.

nyc teacher said...

randi weingarten should be a teacher - she needs a dose of reality about how the classroom works.

Anonymous said...

Joel Klein as Darth Vader; Bloomberg as the Chancellor; Eli Broad as JarJar Binks.

Anonymous said...

Eli Broad, Andy Rotherham, Joel Klein, Michael Bloomberg, and Bill Gates as New Kids on the Block or N'Sync.

Anonymous said...

Joel Klein as Dr. Evil, with Jim Liebman as Mini-Me and Kristen Kane as Frau Farbissina.

Anonymous said...

Andy Rotherham as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

Anonymous said...

For all of the mischief she causes, Maggie just isn't iconic. The best I can come up with is the character Tracy Flick from the novel/movie "Election," which is way too esoteric. How about Bluto from the Popeye comics, as in "Bluto harasses Olive until Popeye, under the influence of spinach, whomps his butt and saves the day, then sings his song." Eduwonkette can be Popeye.

Anonymous said...

Margaret Spellings as a giant bar of Ivory soap. (Re her claim last year that NCLB is "99.9% pure".)

Anonymous said...

1) Eli Broad as Mr. Burns from Simpsons
2) Randi Weingarten as the Wicked Witch
3) Wendy Kopp as a teacher

bayou educator said...

Paul Vallas is obviously Alex Rodriguez - inconsistent results and overpaid.

Anonymous said...

On the baseball theme - Bloomberg as Steinbrenner.

Anonymous said...

rod paige should be a football coach - oh wait, he was...

Anonymous said...

Rod Paige as Armstrong Williams. Or is it Armstrong Williams as Rod Paige?

EdWonk said...

Since Secretary Margaret Spellings has visited both Paris AND Moscow this week, I think that she should dress up as a "Sputnik." ;)