Saturday, March 5, 2011

Jon Stewart Says It All

4 comments:

NYC Educator said...

He does, doesn't he?

And Diane Ravitch was not half bad either. Pathetic that the best major source of education news in America is a comedy show.

ASTRAKA said...

How can these people, who are bashing teachers, go to sleep at night! Do they ever listen to their own words!

ciocio said...

Jon Stewart did not go far enough. Only a year ago he said publicly that it was better to sweep out a few good teachers if it meant that all the bad teachers would be fired - sort of like saying it's better to execute a few innocent men so that all the guilty ones would get what they deserved. I hope that Jon has truly begun to understand that the likes of Bill Gates (whom he has had on his show many times, including a very recent appearance) and Michelle Rhee (who appeared on Colbert's show a few months ago) are HURTING public education. I hope that Jon's support of teachers is not merely his political flavor of the day.

Judaic Learning said...

@ciocio I don't see the link between having a highly respected figure like bill gates as a guest and a lack of support for educator, though you have a good point about Mr. Stewart's brash comments.