State education chairman: Too much choice on TV

    Allan Taylor, chairman of Connecticut’s state Board of Education, gave an interview with Choice Media TV a week ago while the General Assembly was still debating education reform.

    The video is still worth watching. Taylor and the state board remained somewhat below the radar during the debate on education reform, but together they can make some changes even without the legislature.

    During the second minute of the interview, Taylor compares having too many charter schools to having too many channels on TV.

    “When I grew up there were three television networks, right. I am not sure we are really benefited by having however many television networks we have now, if we are trying to form a cohesive society,” he said. “And I think that’s an element of our school system.”

    ChoiceMediaTV has another clip from the interview that focuses on the reform legislation.

    Taylor’s biography and more information about the board is here.

    zombie_woof says:

    Simple solution to the TV choice issue- shut the tube off permanently. Put it in storage. The mind does not do its best learning when the body it’s attached to sits catatonic while “infotainment” is taken in passively.