Friday, February 19, 2010

The Obama Bully Pulpit

As someone who canceled cable television about 4 years ago and who has the above bumper sticker on his car, I loved Obama's advice to parents:
President Barack Obama, who is spending billions of dollars to overhaul the U.S. public education system, says there's one sure thing parents can do to help their kids learn, regardless of financial means: Forbid them from watching television on school nights.

Of his own daughters, Malia, 11, and Sasha, 8, Obama told Essence magazine: "The girls don't watch TV during the week. Period."
So are we going to see an overall drop in Nielsen ratings? Probably not, but aspirational advice like this is still useful.



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