The Guv

The governor came and went in a half hour or so.   He visited one classroom.   Never even got to the second or third floor.   It turns out he just wanted a backdrop for a press conference on why he’s The Education Governor.   Walked into a classroom, leaned over a student, pointed to something, and, a thousand flashbulbs later, he’s The Education Governor. Then he holds a press conference at the front of the classroom.   Visualize the guv at a chalkboard.

There’s another interesting visual, besides the guv in front of chalkboard.   He stands at the front of the classroom, flanked by the superintendent, board of education, other uber-bosses.   Two dozen or more journalists and photographers form a semi-circle around the guv, and, in doing so, completely cut-off the kids and their teacher.

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