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

hiimterry Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 2:02 PM
My wife and I make it a point to personally get to know all of our kids' teachers every year. We want to make sure that they know we are involved and there to help them. We want them to manage instruction while we manage our child. What's more, we are aware if any "indoctrination" is taking place and we're in a good position to discuss opposing viewpoints with our kids (they're going to be exposed to liberal talking points their whole lives, no sense shielding them from it now). My question to parents who complain about public schools and "commie" teachers is, are you on a first name basis with your kids' teachers?
Spikeygrrl Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 1:43 AM
Hiimterry: And MY question to YOU is, since you are obviously committed to your children's education, why on Earth do you keep them in "public" (government-monopoly) schools?
Sephiroth Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 8:21 PM
Great points. My children's public school teachers communicate with my wife or I about 3 times per week. The teachers have 26-30 kids in their classes. It all comes down to the local district. Broad brushes do not paint an accurate picture of public education. The Feds need to stay out of education. Sorry to tell people, but charter schools are inferior to public schools for most kids
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...