..you need to remember that school is not about you. School doesn’t exist for your benefit or the benefit of your parents; schools exist for the benefit of me. The reason why I pay taxes for schools even though I don’t have a kid in school is that I am better off in a well-educated world. Public education isn’t a charity project; I pay for your schools because I want you to grow up and make my life better. I want you to make me beautiful books that will bring me pleasure and consolation; I want you to make me cooler cars for me to drive in, drugs so I can live a longer, healthier life. I’m paying for your education in the hopes that you invent a microwave pizza with actually crispy crust and that you’ll spread the availability of the internet so I can get more youtube views in Zambia. Your education isn’t just about you; your nation is making an investment in you because they believe that you are worth it.
After a study published last year labeled viewers of Fox News as grossly misinformed, the researchers who conducted the poll have expanded their work and now confirm, again, that the network’s audience might want to consider changing the channel.
Federal funding for public broadcasting is about local, public stations meeting the information needs of Americans. Congressman Lamborn’s legislation is an intrusion into the programming decision-making of America’s public radio stations. His legislation will disrupt and weaken the free and universal public media system that serves 170 million Americans each month.
The proposal to prohibit public radio stations from using CPB grants to purchase NPR programming interjects federal authority into local station program decision-making. Furthermore, restrictions on the authority of CPB – a Congressionally chartered, independent non-profit organization – to make competitive grants to NPR, or any other public broadcasting entity, is misguided.
Public radio stations all across America are locally-licensed and locally-staffed. These stations make programming decisions based on the needs of their communities and audiences. It seems ironic that Congressman Lamborn who seeks to withdraw federal support for public radio wants federal legislators in turn to assert control over how local public radio stations can make use of programming funds. This legislation would ultimately dictate the daily editorial schedules and news programs of nearly one thousand public radio stations across America.
Someone ask the people here…
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…why do they want to bring Teh Stoopid?