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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Jon Stewart Takes on the Teacher-Bashers.

Jon Stewart on Monday's (February 28) Daily Show took on the teacher-bashers.


In an earlier portion of the show, he admitted that his mother was a teacher. Maybe he could be the next US Secretary of Education. Arne Duncan's mother was a teacher, too...apparently that's a sufficient background to lead the nation's public schools.

You can see the whole episode (contains language some might find offensive) at:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/mon-february-28-2011-howard-stern

Be sure to watch Thursday night when his guest is Diane Ravitch.

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1 comment:

Ellen said...

"Maybe he could be the next US Secretary of Education. Arne Duncan's mother was a teacher, too...apparently that's a sufficient background to lead the nation's public schools."

Ooh sick burn!