Friday, April 14, 2006

I Admit It . . . I Watch Oprah

Depending on the episode, she can be such a great journalist.

In fact, just this week, Oprah Winfrey did a two-show special report on American schools.

Her thesis, along with Bill and Melinda Gates and former NBA star Kevin Johnson, among others, is that our schools are in a state a crisis. Time magazine this week is running a cover story, "Dropout Nation." While suburban schools are largely succeeding, urban and rural schools are by and large failing.

The show looks at some interesting new ideas in schooling (although I'm surprised blogging and podcasting didn't make the cut). You might want to check it out.

Also, take a look at the grassroots campaign to reform education.

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