PBS Ends Run Of LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow

burton rr PBS Ends Run Of LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow

… the decision to end Reading Rainbow can also be traced to a shift in the philosophy of educational television programming. The change started with the Department of Education under the Bush administration, he explains, which wanted to see a much heavier focus on the basic tools of reading — like phonics and spelling.

via PBS Ends Run Of LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow | TrekMovie.com.

ladies and gentlemen, this is officially the end of an era.  Don’t be surprised if the sun doesn’t rise tomorrow, because this is serious shit.  But don’t take my word for it…

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