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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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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