Reading Rainbow...THE KICKSTARTER!

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  1. netkid

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  2. gil

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    Now that's a damn good reason for a kickstarter.
     
  3. Nightwind

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    This is amazing! I'm definitely going to chip in some cash to help out.
     
  4. Mako Crab

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    Having just finished a full school year of tutoring 1st and 2nd graders, helping them improve their reading skills, I can honestly say this is one of the best reasons to fund a kickstarter.
     
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    Its fully funded in a single day.
     
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    That's fantastic.
     
  7. Rexidus

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    I didn't hesitate to throw money at this.
     
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    Kickstarter and services like it changing the game in how things are produced. I'm glad he doesn't have to go beg Hollywood producers, because they'd never support it.
     
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    Wow, nostalgia rush. Backed for sure.
     
  10. KnightSaberAmi

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    Just watching it tick upward as I was watching the video was awesome. Oh and the ending was fantastic!
     
  11. Puck Hockey

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    There's always a catch. I guess I'll unpledge and decide before time's up.
     
  12. Mako Crab

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    Reading Rainbow can help spur interest in reading and teach the joy of reading, but ultimately it is not the show's job to teach kids to read. That duty falls to parents and teachers. Seriously, there's only so much you can teach a kid in a half hour program. It's unfair to heap the responsibility of teaching an entire nation of kids to read solely on LeVar Burton's shoulders.
     
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    Yep. My sentiments too.
     
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    110% agreed. The blogger did not read the Kickstarter in full or watch the video.
     
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  17. Rexidus

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    Yeah ditto. Sure the current version may be paid but the kickstarter wants to remove that. And even if it is paid it's still a good tool that I want to support. Reading Rainbow was a part of my childhood and I'm proud to help it evolve for the next generation.

    In fact the only thing that I dislike about this kickstarter is that it's showing me that Lover and Brent are getting old, which makes me sad… :( 
     
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    Free to schools, not for home use. Schools getting it for free is the important part, though.
     
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    Oh my gosh, New York Times. Just because it's for-profit doesn't mean that the company doesn't want to help children . . . :redface2:  I'm serious, that so-called "news post" is very frustrating to read. I remember Reading Rainbow very fondly and, while I don't recall reading too many of the books featured on the show, it still was inspiring, and I'm sure younger children watched (and would watch) it all the time. There's nothing wrong with it costing money. Things cost money, last time I checked, and there's absolutely nothing wrong in making a profit helping people, and it's so discouraging to read that, apparently, that's wrong. As Residus said, they're charging for it right now, but the Kickstarter's attempting to reduce that cost to zero, which
    Oh really? There's absolutely nothing on Kickstarter that says you can't do it. As far as I know (which isn't exactly much), this sort of thing hasn't really been done before (if anyone does, please let me know; I'd love to take a look), but that doesn't mean it can't be done. Again, I'm guessing it's the profit thing, however, I doubt anyone can tell me with a straight face that text book companies aren't making profits, and curriculum isn't exactly cheap either. Things cost money, and there's nothing wrong in making a profit.
    And if anyone asks, I can't step off my soapbox. I prefer using a frickin' podium. :tongue: 
     
  20. Rexidus

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    Ah I see. Completely agree with you too.