Archive for the ‘Cluster Class’ Category

Marc Acito on the Stimulus Package

January 26, 2008


When I was at Franklin Elementary School in Westfield New Jersey, I was fortunate to be in a 4th and 5th grade “cluster class” which was some sort of experiment in my town that lasted for two years.

I was in the first year of experimentation as a fourth grader.

A fellow classmate of mine, a fifth grader named Marc Acito, was a tremendously funny and artistically gifted person.

He apparently still is.

He was as charismatic as a 10 year old could be, and the perfect foil to Mizzzz Cueman, our incredibly funny and witty teacher that lead us through our educational exploration.

I think that Ms. Cueman would be very proud of Marc, who used to call her Miss America!

Mary Cueman died very young of cancer.

Marc is a writer now, living in Portland, Oregon and has managed to become a political pundit of sorts, commenting on NPR about economic matters that he claims to know nothing about.

Oh! Contraire!

I think he’s saying what we’re all thinking.

In the words of Ms. Cueman…..”Cuuuuute”