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

tmccafferty Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 10:25 AM
are we to assure that our kids have a chance to learn. Eliminate all the various layers of management including the Fedral Department of Education and leave the decisions to the principal of the school (carefully chosen and accountable to the local school board and the parents of the school) and the students and parents who are best able to evaluate good from bad. Means testing is a waste and is wrong. One size fits all is a failure. And just giving everyone A's is ridiculous. The measure of a good teacher is someone who can create interest and understanding in a topic that didn't previously exist. Maybe it means that a student will learn and understand at a B level instead of going through the motions for a C.
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...