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Use this as a questionnaire.
What national and local figures--political, professional, media, and others--fit these descriptors? Here are a few names to help you get started:

  • Arne Duncan

  • NCTE Executive Director and Executive Committee

  • Patty Murray, who introduced LEARN legislation

  • governor of your state

  • education commissioner of your state

  • editorialist at the New York Times

  • editorialist at the Wall Street Journal

  • editorialist at the Fresno Bee


  • AND
  • Russlyn Ali

  • Jonathan Alter

  • Michael Bloomberg

  • Eli Broad

  • Christopher Cerf

  • Council of Chief State School Officers

  • Richard Daley

  • Democrats for Education Reform

  • Thomas J. Donohue: President, U. S. Chamber of Commerce

  • Siegfried E. Engelmann

  • Thomas Friedman

  • Bill Gates

  • Lou Gerstner

  • Roland H. Good, III

  • Kati Haycock

  • Edward Kameâenui

  • Ruth Kaminsky

  • Stanley H. Kaplan

  • Joel Klein

  • Wendy Kopp

  • Sandy Kress

  • Nicholas Kristof

  • Dave Levin

  • G. Reid Lyon

  • Harold "Terry" McGraw III

  • George Miller

  • Louisa Moats

  • Ruben Navarette, Jr

  • Grover Norquist

  • Barack Obama

  • Thomas W. Payzant

  • John Podesta

  • Michelle Rhee

  • Roy Romer

  • Edward B. Rust, Jr.

  • Richard Mellon Scaife

  • Raymond Scheppach

  • Jon Schnur

  • Timothy Shanahan

  • Kim Smith

  • Joseph M. Tucci

  • Marc Tucker

  • Randi Weingarten

  • Grover "Russ" Whitehurst

  • Chris Whittle

  • Amy Wilkins





  • by Susan Ohanian

    Data
          apple-polisher
          backseat driver
          bully
          bulldozer

    Data
          carbon footprint
          chopping block
          crying wolf

    Data
          dead end
          dumpster

    Data
          eat you alive
          environmental impact statement

    Data
          foreplay
          flatulence
          fall guy

    Data
          gone bananas
          hell in a handbasket
          interruptus

    Data
          jump to conclusions
          knuckle under

    Data
          led by the nose
          lower the boom
          mystery meat
    mudsling
          miles per hour

    Data
          needle in a haystack
          nutty as a fruitcake
          not worth the paper it's printed on

    Data
          out to lunch
          protective services
          quisling

    Data
          radioactive decay
          rat race
          rules the roost

    Data
          scapegoat
          showboat
          screw loose
          sell you the Brooklyn Bridge

    Data
          too pooped to pop
          tsunami

    Data
          under-the-counter
          upchuck

    Data
          vilification
          voodoo

    Data
          wild goose chase
          Waterloo
          x-cess pool

    Data
          zombie
          zoo

    — Susan Ohanian


    2009-12-02


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