Montclair’s Bradford Academy will soon become Bradford School, according to a story in today’s Star-Ledger.
"I get calls from people all the time thinking we’re a private school," said Catherine Vitone, principal of the K-5 magnet school. "We think the word academy is not inclusive anymore."
The primary school’s magnet theme has changed too. Starting next fall, in deference to the school’s physical proximity to and working relationship with, Montclair State, it will be called "Bradford School, The University Magnet."
Which reminds us, for some reason, of this:
Why, anybody can have a brain. That’s a very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the Earth or slinks through slimy seas has a brain. Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts and with no more brains than you have. But they have one thing you haven’t got: a diploma.