Friday, September 14, 2012

Irony Alert

On Thursday evening, the Arizona Town Hall held a Forum on Civic Engagement at Central High School in Phoenix.  If a video archive of the event is posted on the internet, I'll link to it here.

It was a thought-provoking evening, and one deserving of a serious write-up, which I'll do later, but for now, I'm going to let my inner wiseass run wild for a moment.

John Huppenthal is Arizona's State Superintendent of Public Instruction.  He, along with his predecessor Tom Horne (AZ's current Attorney General) has done everything within his power (and a few things that may be outside of his authority) to demonize Mexican-Americans and attacking the Mexican-American Studies program of the Tucson Unified School District.

With that background, Thursday's forum served up this week's moment of irony -

(L-R) Susan Carlson of the Arizona Business and Education Council, Peggy Klein of the O'Connor House, Bryanna Cisneros of the Maricopa Community College District's Center for Civic Engagement, and John Huppenthal, Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction

That's Huppenthal on the far right of the pic (of course). 

I wonder if he appreciated, or even was aware of, the irony of appearing on a stage while under that quote?

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