At work, and i work at a children's shelter, i talked to a co-worker, that also works for a head start program (like Preschool), and learned that this may be Sesame Streets FINAL season, as far as the Street we have all grown up to know. I have not heard ANYTHING here on it, but theres a news letter going around for teachers and parents, that Sesame Street is changing. I'm hoping to hear more about others who have heard this. And also hoping to get my hands on the source of this rumor. My wo-worker is going to try and find it for me. Appearently, and we have seen changes already, Cookie Monster is no longer going to be called Cookie! But Veggi Monster. We all know that this season's knew healthy eating has changed his diet, but now his name will be changed. Also, and i think its about time it cought up to him, the end of Oscar. Because it teaches children to be grouchy and live in a can. My outlook on the loveable grouch, is we can teach our children how to deal with grouchy people, not to hate them but still be their friend, and not give up on them. And also, how do deal with being a grouch themselves. Like i said, i work at a shelter, and i think what alot of parents do is use Sesame Street as a day care, more so then a program to watch for the both of them. I believe the Parent has to be there to point out things like what the characters are doing, when they're dealing with Oscar's attitude. Yes, Elmo talks to his audience, but he isn't helping each individual who needs to learn different ways. Each child learns differently. For instence, i'm a person who cant learn if you're telling me about something, i have to see it. ex: telling me how to get to a store, i'm not good with street lights, but i am with visual surroundings. Another thing, the end of Elmo because of the way he talks. Its not teaching children to talk properly. Then again, it goes back to SS not being a day care/teacher substitute. I'll update more once i get the paper thats been floating around. Till then, what does anyone else feel, or maybe someone else has heard about this.