A mind is a terrible thing to waste

From yesterday’s New York Times, on New York City’s proposed new top education officer:

When it comes to education credentials, Shael Polakow-Suransky fills a lot of the holes in Cathleen P. Black’s résumé. He is a byproduct of a public school system…

Polakow-Suransky shouldn’t feel too bad, though — even if the Times thinks he was an unintended result of his public school, maybe he can have a future as a bioplastic.