Super Bowl versus education?

posted by
February 8, 2012
Foundation for Economic Education
by Sandy Ikeda  
Posted in Commentary

"In the spirit of Super Bowl weekend I’d like to deconstruct a Facebook status update that a friend recently posted.  It said:  'If we took all the money from Super Bowl ads and spent it on educating our kids, we wouldn’t be America.'  While the statement is rather oblique, I think it’s safe to say that she was implying that the values of 'America' are so perverse that 'we' value a football game over 'educating our kids.'  Consumerism trumps literacy, or something like that." (02/07/12)  

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