television and education

if you’ve watched House of Cards at all, you know that the education bill is a big deal. i’m studying the various laws around education right now, so this article in Education Week stood out to me. worth reading, if only to let you know how realistic the TV version of the ESEA really is.

Denied a nomination to be secretary of state by the president-elect, Underwood channels his ambitions toward passing a major education bill, the Education Reform and Achievement Act. But don’t let the name fool you—it’s the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in every way that counts. Our real Congress has failed to reauthorize ESEA for over five years, but Hollywood has numerous advantages over Washington.

(Ross Brenneman, Education Weekly)

anyhoo. education! sometimes, it’s important.