Blog: The Educated Reporter

“School Pride.”

My friend Hank Stuever at the Washington Post offers an engaging review of the latest batch of DIY reality television, including NBC’s education-renovation show “School Pride.” I weighed in on this program a few months ago, and I am involved in a Slate project on innovative classroom design too—though the “School Pride” classrooms aren’t so much reimagined as redecorated.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger shows up to cheer on the renovation. And why shouldn’t he be thrilled? If the government can’t fix decrepit schools, let NBC do it!