For as long as I can remember, New York has been dumping its losers in New Jersey. New Yorkers have this arrogant attitude, you see, and we offload the stuff we want elsewhere, especially if it is just across the Hudson River.

But now New Jersey has pulled a fast one: they (or at least a couple of Jersey billionaires) are sending New York a guy who was a leading mouthpiece for privatization. He is moving up to the Big Leagues to become CEO of NYCan. This is another of those fake “reform” groups that advocates for privatization as the cure for poverty and the Surefire way to get rid of unions.

His name is Derrell Bradford, and he is an education “expert” who has never taught, has no relevant degrees or experience, but strongly supports vouchers.

Jersey Jazzman knows him well and describes his role in advocating for vouchers.

The origin of these CAN groups is Connecticut, where a group of hedge fund managers got together to advocate for privatization, mayoral control (to speed the pace of privatization), and anti-teacher legislation.

In the psychiatric literature, CAN is an acronym that stands for “child abuse abuse and neglect.”

Welcome to New York, Darrell. If you can make it here, you’ll make it anywhere, it’s up to you, New York, New York.

Of course, my fondest hope is that you find a different field, say, sports or finance or broadcasting, where your talents are needed.