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Why Stephen Colbert's Inaccurate Assessment of Education is no Laughing Matter

Chucky96 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 1:08 PM
Education starts at home. You need to have a properly functioning home for a child to grow with. Maybe we should fix that first.
I like Stephen Colbert. His brand of humor is very funny, and he reminds us how important it is to sometimes laugh at our politicians.

But unfortunately, many Americans get their news from satire television and accept comedy as fact. Last week, Colbert had a segment that focused on the dismal academic results of the government education system.

His solution – albeit humorous – was to increase the number of kids who use various medications to cope with their challenges. He went on to say, in a tongue-in-cheek manner, that drugs are cheaper than increasing funding for government...