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HOLY SHIT!

Filed at 4:42 pm under by dcobranchi

Valerie reports that the NCLB reauthorization may make it a violation of federal law to allow your kids to watch too much or inappropriate television. Allowing them to waste “extracurricular time” might also send you to Leavenworth.

11 Responses to “HOLY SHIT!”


Comment by
COD
September 14th, 2007
at 5:03 pm

They have can have ,y remote when they pry it out of my cold dead hands.


Comment by
Andrea
September 14th, 2007
at 11:28 pm

Unbelievable!

I just told my kid to watch some extra TV tonight in protest.


Comment by
Nance Confer
September 15th, 2007
at 8:32 am

Which of the 7 TVs in our house do we have to get rid of? DH says he can get by with 6. :)

Nance


Comment by
Lisa Giebitz
September 15th, 2007
at 2:16 pm

Holy shit, indeed.

Talk about overstepping boundaries. Isn’t government BY the people and not ON the people?


Comment by
Lisa Giebitz
September 15th, 2007
at 2:22 pm

(Sorry for double-posting)

I have to admit that the last line of that quote is far more disturbing to me.

“…and participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children and positive use of extracurricular time…”

Um, I think they’ve got it ass-backwards. The decisions belong SOLELY to the parents. ‘As appropriate’? That’s one scary clause.


Comment by
Karen E
September 15th, 2007
at 5:59 pm

We have only 6 TVs. I wonder if “Hell’s Kitchen” would be considered inappropriate. As I type, I hear a “Viagra” commercial running on one of our TVs – surely this is not appropriate, especially at dinnertime.

This latest government interference brings all sorts of potential problems to light in my house – too much time spent on hair straightening, makeup, clothes, text messages, IPODs, trampolines, soccer – sometimes more than one of these activities at a time, which last year resulted in a broken ankle. I’m going to report myself.

TV rationing can’t be far behind.