Dan Popkey of the Idaho Statesman thoroughly profiled NEA executive director John Stocks on Sunday. Stocks lived in the state in the 1980s, serving one term in the state senate.
There are lots of fascinating facts in the piece, which I’ll leave you to discover on your own, but try as I might, I can’t pass up this takeaway quote from Stocks’ former business partner:
“I wouldn’t be surprised if he walks in there with a 20-year plan in his pocket. And it won’t be limited to the NEA. He’ll be leveraging the NEA to remake America in his progressive vision.”