I received this email in my Inbox this morning kicking off the re-election campaign for Joseph Di Salvo. I didn't get very far into it, because my eye was immediately drawn to the image immediately adjacent to his head shot. It's a picture of Diane Ravitch's anti-charter school book, which has the tag line: "How testing and choice are undermining education." This is the same board president who has presided over the approval of 25 charter schools in his most recent term.
When I asked him if he read the book and if he believes his actions are aligned with its ideas, he responded: "Yes, read book. Agree with much of what she says."
One of my fellow concerned citizens then reached out to Diane Ravitch via her Twitter account.
This is already shaping up to be a very interesting school board campaign. How exciting.