Meet the Next 20 Lindsay Lohans

14Sep07

There are thousands of actors in the world who would give anything for a chance at stardom. And then, there are those who seize the opportunity by living vicariously through their children. It happens everyday, all across the country. And now, we’ll have the chance to see it all unfold on TV for 20 “lucky” kids.

NBC’s Class of 2020 segment on the Today show will follow 20 children from kindergarten through high school graduation.

Nice job of the L.A. Daily News

The school’s principal, Joanie Freckmann, said she’s excited to watch how the children develop, what they learn and how they move through the public education system. The Valley school was chosen because it mirrors an average public school. The name of the school is being withheld to protect the privacy of students.

Um…… Google tells us that Joanie is the principal of Colfax Avenue Elementary School in Valley Village. Way to go, Daily News.

The bigger problem is the children themselves. The average age to start kindergarten is what, 5 years old?  These kids don’t know that their parents have committed to sharing THEIR lives with the world for the next 13 YEARS. Think about some of the major growing pains you went through between the ages of 5 and 18.

Now imagine having that chronicled on the Today show.

We all want our kids to be successful. But, shouldn’t they have a choice in what path they take to get there?

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One Response to “Meet the Next 20 Lindsay Lohans”

  1. 1 Mark

    Just found your article on Google. As a father of a new kindergarten student (at a school very close to Colfax), I completely agree with you. At 5, my child would do whatever I said. This is exploitive. And I wonder how disruptive the camera crew is for the class and the whole school.


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