Are you a high school dropout? Do you want to be on a new MTV reality show? Keep reading.
MTV’s New Reality Dropout Show
Apparently, MTV is considering a high school dropout reality show.
Since I don’t watch MTV I decided to look up some of their most popular programs. They are:
- Teen Mom
- 16 and Pregnant
- I Used to be Fat
- Jersey Shore (at least I’ve heard of that show)
- Beavis and Butt-Head
- and more…
This isn’t exactly an educational TV network. But maybe the proposed MTV Reality Dropout Show (sorry, nobody knows its real name) will do some good.
Here’s a quote from the ABC News report on MTV’s possible high school dropout project.
High school dropouts might be the latest group to join the MTV family. Even though MTV has not confirmed a pilot for such a show, this week, the network is in the Chicago area for an “exploratory” casting call for such a show, according to Melissa Barreto, a senior publicist at MTV.
The idea has people talking, and some are questioning whether MTV is glorifying another less-than-ideal lifestyle.
Sorry, the MTV casting for the show in Waukegan, IL has already taken place as of June 22, 2011.
The GED Reality Show
I had a similar idea for a GED Reality Show, but I actually had an educational purpose to it. NBC’s The Biggest Loser seems to be well run, entertaining, and has a positive bent to it. I was wondering if The Biggest Loser concept would work for Who Wants to Earn Another $300,000 During their Lifetime? OK, that’s a horrible name for a show. But maybe you get the point. Passing the GED at an early age will help you earn approximately $300,000 more during a 30 year work career than a high school dropout (yes, I can prove it with facts, and have done so on this website).
Shows like The Biggest Loser succeed so well because they work towards a “biggest loser”. One winner, the rest are losers. Winner takes home some money and has lost a bunch of weight. The losers change their lifestyles, not a bad compensation.
Let’s rename my reality show and call it Pass the GED Today.
Richard’s new reality show: Pass the GED Today.
- The TV program goes to any city in the U.S. with enough potential applicants (high school dropouts) to take the GED test that Saturday.
- The State GED Board will host the test at an official testing location in that city. There will be test supervisors (and a few cameras).
- All applicants take the test on Saturday. Students have a few days to prepare for the GED test.
- If someone passes the GED test that Saturday, they get a group shot on TV and possibly a brief TV interview on what they want to do with their lives.
- Career counselors will be available Saturday evening during a party for the successful GED test takers.
- Educational counselors will be available Saturday evening at a different event to provide help to those who failed the GED test.
- The person with the best passing GED test score that Saturday will be awarded either a college scholarship for $10,000 or a $10,000 grant for any business they would like to start.
- Anyone from the national audience can offer financial help or job leads to those who passed the GED that Saturday.
Strangely enough, this is how GED tests should be run, even without television coverage. If you strip out points #7 and #8, this Pass the GED Today Show is viable. With a little corporate or municipal help, you could run Pass the GED Today show in any town with a little TV coverage.
Seriously, you can pass the GED test
Here’s hoping MTV actually succeeds with with its High School Dropout Reality Show. I don’t know if they will encourage high school dropouts to pass the GED.
Even if MTV’s show doesn’t work out, you can always visit How to Pass the GED and do something positive about passing the GED in the very near future.