Watch Out, Russo Has 57 Names!

Serious Education Journalist Alexander Russo is fast becoming the Joseph McCarthy meets Willy Loman of education blogging. Today’s post on the Widmeyer Ed Week commentary (see this item below) is an archetype of his method: Vague criticisms with no specifics “To my reading, the advice includes a lot of self-contradictory PR mumbo-jumbo and some notable clunkers”; a passing smear, in this case a link to a conspiracy-oriented article in The Nation that took a pop at Widmeyer without noting his history on the reading issue; and then a thinly veiled pitch for freelance work, in this case an article about Widmeyer.

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