Valerie Strauss conducted an excellent interview with SpongeBob, published in a recent Answer Sheet column (http://tinyurl.com/6xfussu). I added a comment that included some information that might not yet be available to members of the press.
SpongeBob is an inspiration. Impeccable ethics, deeply compassionate, loyal friend, true master of his profession.
Quite a contrast with his boss, Eugene Krab, who values profit above all else.( I know that the contents of the Krabby Patty are secret, but the name certainly gives the impression that one of the ingredients is crab meat. How can Mr. Krab be comfortable with that?)
The rumor is that Mr. Krab is planning a move into the field of education, intending to start up his own testing company, one that will specialize in developing computer-based formative assessments to be given several times a day in all subjects, including art, PE, and recess activities, based on the new common core standards. Former Hogwarts headmaster Dolores Umbridge will be his new partner.