American Idol vs. American Education

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-463486

American Idol’s decision to allow 15 year olds to compete is the latest example of how we tell our kids every day that entertainment is more important than education. We critique the school system but no money in them, then we make kids famous off of YouTube hits and shows like Idol. This is a country afterall, that has websites that list the top basketball players…in the 5th grade. Though American Idol is not responsible for the demise of American education, it is just the latest ecample of how we preach one thing to our kids and practice another.

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