I left the following comment on Oprah’s FaceBook page:
Oprah: I’m thrilled to hear that you are planning a follow-up show to today’s about education. We all knew you wouldn’t have a show about education and not include actual educators – teachers, parents and students that might have a different take on things to discuss the issues facing schools and our students. You are well known to do shows like today’s where you show only one narrow side, in this case, voiced by wealthy people with little to mostly no experience in education between them other than, um … that … well they are wealthy. We are all very pleased that this next show will feature award winning teachers from all over the country to share their successes and concerns and, well, even the failures. And I’m sure you will include students and parents too. What a great way to allow people to hear the issues from people who are dedicated to America’s children and have made this their calling. I understand you don’t have an exact date for the show yet but your staff is working on it so it will be easily contrasted to today’s show. Someone suggested that they heard it might even be a 2 part show that will span 2 days in order to really do justice to this crucial topic. That’s great!
Oprah, thanks again so much for your insight and passion in allowing your viewers a chance to really learn ALL about this important issue facing our country. Please feel free to contact me if I can help your producers make contact with insightful and articulate educators, parents and students to participate in your follow-up show about education in America.
Thank you again for your support!
I’m sure Oprah would be very happy to hear from others about her upcoming follow-up show! (wink-wink)
Learning is messy!