As much as I’d like to dazzle you with brilliant analysis of NEA’s and AFT’s comments on proposed ESSA regulations, their sheer mass and density made it a losing proposition.

AFT’s letter clocks in at about 3,740 words, with seven uses of the word “stakeholder.”

NEA, being almost twice as large as AFT, felt compelled to write a letter almost twice as long. It’s about 6,400 words, with 13 instances of “stakeholder,” but showed some restraint by using “zip code” only once.

It’s a shame that this Christmas miracle to usher in a new era in public education already requires 10,000 words’ worth of correcting.