A Brilliant Dumb idea (250 words)

It occurred to me the other night while my son was watching TV and I was reading.

We could solve all of the problems in education if we just start our own cable channel.

The EDchannel

we could produce shows like…

IRON TEACHER:

Where teachers master teachers from across the country are given one hour to prepare and present a lesson and include the mystery curriculum to our panel of experts.

Teachers Tutors and trainers:

“Watch as Gal Fieri drives across the country in a Prius to explore experience an exploit classrooms and the amazing ways educators are getting the job done.”

Extreme Classroom Makeover

A whole bunch of shop teachers join forces with designers and architect to remodel classroom to create engaging learning environments.

Keeping Up with the Kindergartens:

More drama, more tears, and more authentic beauty than any other reality show.

Cutthroat Classroom:

Teachers compete to finish the best lesson possible while being sabotaged with strange but somehow entertaining limitations.

Think of the power behind this lunacy

  • The Food network pulls in over 100 million in ads alone.
  • The general public would actually see what teachers do.
  • Teachers would get to see what other teachers do.
  • Merit pay would be called profit sharing.

Last year (pre-cable) my son would come home from practice and fix himself a PB&J or burnt grilled cheese.

This week he broiled turkey, bruschetta and provolone on Focaccia, with a garlic aioli spread.

I asked…

He said “What…Bobby Flay does this all the time.”

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