David Craig seems to have followed Dylan Thomas's advice.
He did not go quiet into that good night.
To say that his comments - after essentially being fired as chief educational officer of the Tidioute Community Charter School - were ascerbic and accusatory would not be exaggeration. He directed them at the school's board of trustees, a board with which he joined to form the county's first charter school a half-dozen years ago.
His name and his imprint was an integral part of that school, an institution that many people presumed would fail academicly and organizationally when it was formed in response to the Warren County School District's closing of Tidioute High School.
But it didn't fail.
Like many new charters, its test numbers suffered out of the gate, but the school recovered, gained momentum, and in the last round of PSSA testing showed itself to be a reputable academic institution.
The removal of Craig as the administrator without public explanation begs questions that only TCCS trustees can answer. But, they are not. Repeated attempts to reach the president of the board have been unsuccessful.
Although charter schools are mostly funded by taxpayers, they occupy a realm that is both public and private. Trustees do not face public election; they do not answer to an electorate.
And, they are not required to make any statement at all.
However, we believe it would be in the best interest of the Tidioute Community Charter School and the Tidioute community as a whole if the trustees would say something in response to Craig's rage at the dying light. They should at least attempt to reassure parents, students and other interested parties that there is some kind of plan in place to keep the school on an even keel.
The alternative is a scene that looks a lot like a crew that has just tossed the captain overboard with a storm on the horizon.