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A little more about Chaz

June 5, 2020 am30 1:41 am

It’s been a month to the day since the world lost Eric Chasanoff to Covid, and a month to the day since the New York City teacher/blogger universe lost Chaz’s School Daze.

I wrote about Chaz in this space – my immediate reaction to his passing. Many others wrote, too. I submitted something to UFT Honors, and they used a few of my words. And then one of the editors suggested I leave a comment – and I did:

I also went back through more of his writing. I had forgotten that Eric had endorsed me for UFT Exec Board not just in the last election, but every time I ran. 2019. 2016. 2013. 2010.

Our views tended to coincide on contractual and labor issues. But we diverged, mostly on issues related to race, poverty and integration. In recent years I commented less, as his readership (at least in the comments) drifted towards the right.

But our first disagreement? I was in favor of demoting Pluto from planet status. Eric gamely defended the micro-planet (see comments).

2 Comments leave one →
  1. John Wallstrop permalink
    June 5, 2020 am30 10:28 am 10:28 am

    Well, I think you will end up being the intellectual heir to Chaz at least in terms of retirement issues as I don’t see rubber room or other edu blogs talking about retirement issues much at all!

  2. Anonymous permalink
    June 5, 2020 am30 11:13 am 11:13 am

    What a lovely political annecdote about Pluto. 😁.

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