A container ship is caught attempting to smuggle nearly a hundred people from China into California. Toby urges the President to appoint Leo's outspoken sister to a position in the Department of Education as a way of starting a battle over school prayer. C.J. discovers that she is expected to arrange White House Thanksgiving ceremonies which include the traditional Presidential turkey pardoning. The President sends Charlie on a seemingly endless mission to find the ultimate carving knife. Written by
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Toby says that Josephine McGarry had been Superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools, which had shown "some of the highest standardized test scores in the nation". Comparing primary and secondary school test score across states is somewhat difficult, as states have widely varying testing systems. However, the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores for 1995-96 shows Georgia in 50th place out of 51 districts (50 states plus District of Columbia). In 2000-2001 (this aired in 2000), Georgia had risen all the way to 49th. 1999 also saw the appointment of Dr. Beverly Hall as APD Superintendent. Hall was indicted in 2013 in a high-profile investigation into cheating in the APDF on standardized tests. See more
When the president is explaining what Shibboleth is, he quotes the King James Bible, which varies significantly from the Catholic Bible. Having grown up Catholic, Bartlet would not have studied the King James Bible. See more
They sent me two turkeys. The more photo-friendly of the two gets a Presidential pardon and a full life at a children's zoo. The runner-up gets eaten.
President Josiah Bartlet
If the Oscars were like that, I'd watch.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more