A Confession: I'm Eduwonkette
This has gone on too long.
For months now, I've been letting friends know that, in reality, I am Eduwonkette. The time has finally come to step forward and reveal it to the world. Yes, it's true. Eduwonkette is an elaborate hoax, an alternate blogging identity created to let me focus on New York City schools and my love of statistics, as well as to help bolster the web traffic at EdWeek.org and live out my love of women's clothing (if only online). Close observers had already figured this all out from our shared sense of humor, love of silly graphics, and pleasure at deflating bloggy know-it-alls (whomever they might be). But I'm sick of being asked if I happen to know who "she" is by people with funny smiles on their faces. I could tell they suspected, and it was making me really paranoid. And I'm overcome with guilt at having deceived New York Sun reporter Elizabeth Green about my identity when she started emailing me for this story. She's me. I'm her. We're different versions of the same thing, sort of like Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert. Now you know. Now, on to more important things.