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

MiddleclassMom Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 2:26 PM
A great resource for fixing schools the right way is Edutopia.org. I first learned about this site when my kids' school was selected for filming. Edutopia finds schools around the country that work. High test scores and graduation rates. They then interview students, teachers, administrations, etc to find out what the school is doing to make it so successful. The school my kids were attending was among the poorest in terms of $/student, but has a very high success rate. I recommend that all that are involved in a school system take a look at what works, before throwing more money at a school.
MiddleclassMom Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 2:36 PM
Correction: Edutopia has also featured some schools in other nations.
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...