Dirtbags & Party Crashers: Unconnected at DOE

Is your publishing company unconnected to big-time Bush supporters like McGraw-Hill?
If so, here's how you get treated at the U.S. Department of Education if you apply to participate.

"Beat the [expletive deleted] out of them in a way that will stand up to any level of legal and [whole language] apologist scrutiny. Hit them over and over with definitive evidence that they are not SBRR, never have been and never will be. They are trying to crash our party and we need to beat the [expletive deleted] out of them in front of all the other would-be party crashers who are standing on the front lawn waiting to see how we welcome these dirtbags."-- [p.24]. Chris Doherty, White House Reading Czar.
See "Bush Reading Program Rife with Fraud."


The situtation you described is terrible, but at least we keep learning about them thanks to the perpetrators unsophisticated use of technology - i.e. putting stuff like this in writing.

Have you heard if any charges can be filed? Another significant abuse of public trust. We supposedly left the days of patronage after President Arthur.

I have searched for some response from AASL or the school library media journals but haven't found anything. I feel that since it is READING they messed with our field should be responding. I have blogged the backstory and hope it catches some attention:

"The Reading First program has been beset by conflicts of interest and willful mismanagement. It suggests the department broke the law by trying to dictate which curriculum schools must use.Review panels were stacked with people who shared the director's views, and in which only favored publishers of reading curricula could get money.

The connections between the Bush family and big publishers have been examined by Stephen Metcalf beginning with Texas" :
http://librarianoutreach.blogspot.com/2006/09/unet hical-reading-first-us-dept-of-ed.htmlblogspot.com>