A bearded man is portrayed on the diploma-like certificate awarded to graduates of Richmond’s Binford Middle School. It’s not an educator such as Horace Mann, John Dewey or “even James H. Binford, the first superintendent of Richmond Public Schools,” writes columnist Ray McAllister of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Einstein? No. One of the Smith Brothers? Nope.
Wait a minute . . .
It’s Karl Marx!
Not exactly the father of education. This is the father of socialism. The father of communism.
The school will remove Marx’s mug from next year’s certificate.