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Donn Esmonde Should Just STFU about Teachers

As a general reminder, please reacquaint yourself with the notion that Donn Esmonde – the News columnist who won’t leave – is an unethical, morally repugnant, tea partying  ass.

It was just last year that Esmonde (whose wife is a Buffalo Public School teacher, and who has actively shilled for his charter-school running business partner) regaled WNY with tales of greedy teachers gorging at the public trough. (I love how his business partner’s daughter wrote a glowing paean to Esmonde in Buffalo Rising in 2008). 

Now, we’re supposed to believe that teachers are good? That they can be people’s “favorite“? That they are not only professionals and educators, but also reliable, trusted adults to whom kids can turn for aid and comfort? Was Joe Finucane one of those greedy suburban teachers? I mean, he made $90,000 at Williamsville North

Donn Esmonde owes too many apologies to count at this point, but one thing is for sure: while his tea party friends continue their privatization and dismantling of Buffalo’s school district, with no one asking, “cui bono?”, Esmonde should probably just stop writing about educators. He is unworthy of them. 

  • hwhamlin

    Guess Donn is not finished paying the price for reporting that the Clarence voters weren’t embracing a double-digit school tax hike. How dare he!

    • No, he’s not finished paying the price for lying about it.

  • UncleBluck

    I don’t hate Don Esmond. I just don’t read him because he is a regurgitating, bandwagon jumper who has never written anything original, that I’ve ever seen….

    • FrJesusGaylord

      I don’t read him because I miss his ‘fro.

  • WhatMeWorry888

    Wasn’t Donn Esmonde and his sister Marie part of the Esmondes?