Yesterday one of my classes was brainstorming ideas for cartoon captions as a brief warm up. One student came up with an especially funny line, and everybody else started copying it down on their own papers.
“Oh, look at that!” I said. “Your good work got recognized and envied, so it just became community property.” I sighed, making a connection. “Just like all our money after the election.”
A handful of kids in the front row heard that muttered remark and, I’m glad to say, gave a knowing laugh. Good to know there’s some sense out there.