The MacArthur Foundation just announced their “genius” awards, and one of the winners was Raj Chetty, a researcher who co-authored a study being used by by school reformers to — and I can’t think of any other way to put it — bash teachers.

On top of that, he did nothing to indicate he was opposed to that interpretation by several public comments he made about the study (see “let some of the players with lower batting averages go” and “The message is to fire people sooner rather than later”).

They really couldn’t find anyone else in the education field who might have been more worthy?