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If You Send Your Kid to Private
School, You Are a Bad Person

Slate, by Allison Benedikt

Original Article

Posted By:DaddyO, 8/29/2013 10:06:58 PM

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.

Comments:
The eventual common good? Why not come out and say it, Allison, you´re a communist? I´m sure it´s very fashionable in the upper west side, or wherever you call home.

But one point you may have missed in your morality stump speech: for every parent that pays to send their child to private school, it´s one less child public school receives money for but doesn´t have to teach.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 8/29/2013 10:13:13 PM     (No. 9497819)

There´s no way on this earth a child of mine would be in public school.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thewarden, 8/29/2013 10:14:16 PM     (No. 9497821)

Is this chick serious?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 8/29/2013 10:16:10 PM     (No. 9497825)

So does the author include all the media and wealthy dems in politics who have their kids in private school? Like Sidwell? Are those Obamas bad too?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/29/2013 10:17:17 PM     (No. 9497826)

Good students have little to do with a school program ~ but young thuggish criminals can destroy anything.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Fosterdad, 8/29/2013 10:22:21 PM     (No. 9497832)

If I sent my kid to a public school in this town, I would be a bad person.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: NancyD, 8/29/2013 10:24:05 PM     (No. 9497835)

Well then we are bad parents! I´m proud that we sent our kids to Catholic Schools.

Talk about dumbing down society. This crazyass liberal thinks that if all kids get a sub-par education our nation will be a better place.
Hey lady, do us all a favor and have ZERO children. We need good, smart kids for the future of this country.
Just when I think I´ve heard everything.. another liberal writes another article.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Northcross, 8/29/2013 10:30:37 PM     (No. 9497842)

If the public schools would return to a disciplined environment with high standards and expectations, we would not have to send our kids elsewhere. But the liberals in charge have ruined public education by throwing out discipline, morality, and academic fundamentals, and replacing them with self-esteem, tolerance for perversion, and politically correct psychobabble as exemplified perfectly by the posted article.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: HogPilot, 8/29/2013 10:34:34 PM     (No. 9497844)

I think Ross Douthat´s response summed up this very stupid article best of all.

@DouthatNYT: "Everything for the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 8/29/2013 10:48:59 PM     (No. 9497857)

Written like a seventeen year old with a crush on her civics teacher, Mr. Obama.
I guess my parents and I were bad because they sent me to Catholic school the first 8 years and I paid half the last 4 years. I´ll try to work up a repentant attitude next week.
Since you love anecdotal debating, my brother is a middle-school (public) teacher and a female teacher at his school had four boys who would sit in four corners of the room and each randomly call her a b@itch. Guess who´s still at the school and who´s not? Talk about your war on women.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Italiano, 8/29/2013 10:52:19 PM     (No. 9497862)

If they allow CCW, I´ll consider it for the grandkids.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Iamfree, 8/29/2013 11:12:38 PM     (No. 9497881)

I initially thought this was an Onion story. Unbelievable.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: BocaLaura, 8/29/2013 11:15:33 PM     (No. 9497885)

If you don´t go along with the progressive agenda, you´re an enemy of the people.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 8/29/2013 11:21:00 PM     (No. 9497888)

Okay, Hon. Here´s why it wouldn´t work 3 or 4 generations from now. The kids of today, tomorrow, and the next day (in other words, the next three generations) who are being taught by mediocre teachers will grow up under educated. They will go off to college and remain under educated, because they do not have a descent basic education. They will become teachers, perpetuating the downward spiral. Since the ´60´s we have been dumbing down education in public schools. But you go ahead and send your progeny to public schools and feel righteously egalitarian. I sent my child to Catholic school. He can parse a sentence. Can you?


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Reply 14 - Posted by: dwa, 8/29/2013 11:26:12 PM     (No. 9497894)

It has nothing to do with the quality of education. Her real complaint is that those who do not go to public schools are avoiding the indoctrination into liberal ideas that goes on there. The more children that avoid public schools, the more possible individual thinkers there will be which will cause problems for their socialist/communist agenda

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Reply 15 - Posted by: simpleman, 8/29/2013 11:26:54 PM     (No. 9497895)

...libs intellect is always the best parodies of themselves...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/29/2013 11:28:25 PM     (No. 9497896)

It would be interesting to see white liberals forced to send their kids to public schools in Chicago - where the kids have to be led through a ´safety zone´ because of the all the beatings, shootings, and murders. They would soon stop voting Democrat.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: grounded, 8/29/2013 11:36:31 PM     (No. 9497903)

You send your kid to some public schools and he´s liable to get sent home in a body bag.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: MissMann, 8/29/2013 11:36:41 PM     (No. 9497904)

I´m not going to read any further than the posted blurb so that I can convince myself that this an attempt at humorous satire, only to go on to point out how ridiculous such thinking is.

It´s how I stay sane.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: starkness, 8/29/2013 11:44:08 PM     (No. 9497910)

I ordinarily don´t like to cite anecdotal evidence, but i do remember riding on a bus to Baltimore from Washington (a town I still love dearly, even though I´ll never be able to afford to live there anymore. Anyway this ordinary decent black woman was talking about her experience into entering her two children into first grade at one of the DC public schools and going to parent-teachers day and hearing one teacher tell another teacher in a loud voice “Gurl, I got some good d**ck last night”. And the woman said I’m going to take my kids out of this school right now. And to her and myself I said, I don’t blame you. We didn’t have bums like that teaching in the schools back in my day. So the jerko author of this article can KMA.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Dante, 8/30/2013 12:16:45 AM     (No. 9497926)

It should be satire, but instead it´s plain idiocy.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: john56, 8/30/2013 12:55:49 AM     (No. 9497948)

Somewhere I read that the occupation of the parents most likely to send their kids to private schools were public school teachers.



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Reply 22 - Posted by: monique, 8/30/2013 1:03:18 AM     (No. 9497949)

I’ll look around to get my children and grandchildren in the best schools that I can afford. I really don’t want my kids and grandkids to go to a public school, just to listen to an Uber liberal put PC and all that other crap into their heads, rewrite history, and convinced them since they are white that they should be ashamed of their parents and grandparents. I don’t want them going to a public school where there is no discipline, where there are gangs, and the learning environment is poor. I think this author’s vision of a public school utopia in a couple of generations is ridiculous. Number 14 is right, all this lib wants is to drag all children’s educational level down to dumb and dumber. Bush was wrong. There should be children left behind, just as there should be children pushed ahead. I have no idea how to solve the educational problems of the United States, but making all children go to the same public school is not going to solve them. One thing that they could do, is not waste time and money and effort making children who speak American English learn foreign languages like Spanish. And children in our public schools should have to speak English. Not Spanish. Not ghetto talk, but the language that they need to be gainfully employed in the United States

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/30/2013 2:22:21 AM     (No. 9497974)

"You know" she is probably right.
The kids sent to a private school will be doomed to support those that go to public schools.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/30/2013 3:31:24 AM     (No. 9498004)

Allison is admitting that Barry & the Wookie are bad people.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bugger, 8/30/2013 6:27:53 AM     (No. 9498058)

I seriously, seriously thought the first paragraph was satire. Then.....it could take generations....

No proof of any such trend ever, but we are to believe that if we sacrifice now, generations from now there will be great schools.

I, fortunately, do not understand the liberal mind.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Kerryman, 8/30/2013 6:42:10 AM     (No. 9498066)

Or they could give the children vouchers to go to the school that their parents think is best for them.

Semper Fi

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Reply 27 - Posted by: MattMusson, 8/30/2013 8:16:25 AM     (No. 9498165)

The problem with Liberals is that you cannot tell if they are speaking tongue in cheek or they are actually serious!

The one thing that is obvious from this article is that the author has not school aged children.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: maryann4629, 8/30/2013 9:25:42 AM     (No. 9498273)

Wait... Did she really equate reading Walt Whitman to getting drunk before a basketball game? Unbelievable.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Democracy First, 8/30/2013 10:53:45 AM     (No. 9498399)

Øbunghole´s spawn, Malaria and Sausage, go to private school. Øbunghole and The Mooch are bad people.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 8/31/2013 3:11:45 PM     (No. 9500166)

#26 - Louisiana is presently doing just that, with private vouchers! Holders justice dept. is suing the state.

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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
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How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.


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