A Little Sunday Morning Rant

I just turned on PBS to see if there was something of mild educational value I could plop Thalia in front of while I (read blogs) checked my email and (read blogs) responded to some coworkers. Good mommy!

I tuned in just in time to hear that Buster is brought to me by the No Child Left Behind Act of the US Government.

We’re now using children’s PBS programming to promote failed educational initiatives of the Bush administration? One, I might add, that was revealed this week to be such a failure, that the feds are allowing states to underreport minority students’ test scores in order to “prove” that the act is working?

I guess it should be renamed No Wealthy White Child Left Behind. And PBS should be renamed too. I don’t think it belongs to the public anymore at all.

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