by David Safier
John Huppenthal, who wants to be our next Ed Supe, clearly has no respect for the youth of Arizona. He figures he can walk into an interview with a high school journalism student and a camera crew — how cute! — and just blow through it, no preparation needed.
This poised and hyper-prepared student takes Hupp to school. It gets so bad, Hupp is reduced to idiotic giggling, squirms in his seat like he needs to take a potty break, then asks to leave for a moment and never returns.
The subject of the interview is the budget cuts to voc ed programs and Hupp's vote to cut their funding. Watch.
Hupp is probably thinking, "This journalism stuff isn't on the state tests. Who knew students did that kind of stuff?"
A word to Hupp from an old teacher. You're not going to be smarter than all your students, so you'd better respect their intelligence and be ready for what they're going to throw at you.
(h/t to Democratic Diva. Let's hope others pick this up so the video goes viral.)