Date: September 25, 2003
Subject: Dan Barreiro

On the way home from work last night, I tuned into KFAN-AM 1130 to catch the latest Twins talk. Instead, I was treated to host Dan Barreiro's mini-meltdown over some of the criticisms that the draft social studies standards overemphasize the United States culture and its strengths. He said that it seems logical that kids in America should learn about America, just as kids in France for instance would learn about France and its European neighbors. He said let's not ignore America's mistakes, but let's not overemphasize them, either.

Thanks Dan. We're not done as a society, yet.