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

everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 11:18 AM
Thanks for the assertion on pensions. Could you give a citation? Thanks.
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...