Stupid In America

Last night, ABC’s 20/20 aired a story called Stupid in America, which looked at the failings of our public education system. I watched it out of the corner of my eye while finishing a novel, so I can’t really argue much about the points of the program. However, what I did see while turning my book’s pages was pretty interesting. The ABC webpage for the show gives a synopsis of the story, as well as some of the program’s video. Do you want to know what folks thought about the program? Then take a look at the message boards, which have received over 20,000 posts since last night’s airing of the program. Now that’s some serious feedback! There you will find comments from teachers, parents, and even students, which is another fine example of how consumers are helping to drive the content of the web.