Bad people send their children to private schools


Now the call goes out to sacrifice one’s children on the altar of Progressivism. What Mother Nature has done for us, encoding our DNA to sacrifice for the sake of our progeny, the Progressives apparently have had that particular piece of DNA lose its way into the strand. Perhaps this explains their often incomprehensible view of the world. So here we go, am I the only one who sees some similarity to Hitler’s view of the German youth?

While most would probably argue that prioritizing your child’s future over a collectivist political agenda makes you a better parent, Slate‘s Allison Benedikt argues today that moving your kids from a failing public school to a successful private schools makes you something of a horrible person

Benedikt writes :

You are a bad person if you send your children to private school. Not bad like murderer bad—but bad like ruining-one-of-our-nation’s-most-essential-institutions-in-order-to-get-what’s-best-for-your-kid bad. So, pretty bad.

I am not an education policy wonk: I’m just judgmental. But it seems to me that if every single parent sent every single child to public school, public schools would improve. This would not happen immediately. It could take generations. Your children and grandchildren might get mediocre educations in the meantime, but it will be worth it, for the eventual common good. …

I believe in public education, but my district school really isn’t good! you might say. I understand. You want the best for your child, but your child doesn’t need it. If you can afford private school (even if affording means scrimping and saving, or taking out loans), chances are that your spawn will be perfectly fine at a crappy public school. She will have support at home (that’s you!) and all the advantages that go along with being a person whose family can pay for and cares about superior education—the exact kind of family that can help your crappy public school become less crappy. She may not learn as much or be as challenged, but take a deep breath and live with that

Benedikt seems to agree with MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry: Children don’t belong to families, they “belong to their communities.”   The progressive ideology demands that you bear more responsibility for the collective education of the community than for the educational enrichment of your own child.

More at the The Blaze

12 Responses to “Bad people send their children to private schools”

  1. Steve Dennis Says:

    It is interesting to note who the left’s enemies are; anyone that seeks to better either themselves or their children without the help of the government. This is the latest example.

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  2. Always On Watch Says:

    I’ve heard this argument before and decades ago when private schools first caught on for middle class families: it seems to me that if every single parent sent every single child to public school, public schools would improve.

    What nonsense!

    The time for making excuses for the public education system is long past. The system isn’t working — primarily because the parents of the students have been told that they are not experts and should not interfere. More statism!

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  3. Pmc3 Says:

    I caught Jindal’s interview on FOX. I can’t decide if this two bit jerkoff disgrace Holder shold be on the cover of Cracked or Mad Magazine. Probably Mad since he resembles Alfred E Newman with a tan.

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  4. Pmc3 Says:

    A couple if thoughts here: why didn’t the village take my two sons before I paid their way through college? No financial aid so thank God my older son, a classically trained jazz musician, earned awards and even scholarship money for both his bachelors and masters degree since being pigmentally challenged there was no aid available.
    Another thought:So according to the liberals/progressives those of us whose generations received an excellent public school education when boys wore a jacket and tie, girls wore dresses, attending class was mandatory, spitting and cursing was verboten as was drug use and dealing, fighting, shooting and stabbing one another, as was getting pregnant, not having baby showers and daycare in the classrooms, we are responsible for the deplorable disgraceful state of today’s public schools because our children are sending our grandchildren to private and charter schools. Again, quoting Michael Savage, liberalism is a mental disorder.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I am with you. We were not allowed jeans,and the girls had to wear skirts. Discipline was short and sweet. I regret I worked two jobs while going to college – part time – maybe if I could have made a few more pot smoking parties I could now see the light.

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  5. Jim at Asylum Watch Says:

    If the Slate article makes you mad, I wouldn’t want to be around when you readd what the DOJ is doing in Governor Jindal’s state.

    http://www.humanevents.com/2013/08/30/gov-jindal-talks-about-the-justice-departments-war-against-equal-opportunity/

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