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

I've stopped calling liberals liberals, because they aren't liberal. Jefferson was a liberal. These guys should be called what they are: TOTALITARIANS. Peer inside . It's ugly in there. --Ellie Dee

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

A manifesto.

By Allison Benedikt Posted Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at 5:50 AM

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. (Yes, rich people might cluster. But rich people will always find a way to game the system: That shouldn’t be an argument against an all-in approach to public education any more than it is a case against single-payer health care.)

So, how would this work exactly? It’s simple! Everyone needs to be invested in our public schools in order for them to get better. Not just lip-service investment, or property tax investment, but real flesh-and-blood-offspring investment. Your local school stinks but you don’t send your child there? Then its badness is just something you deplore in the abstract. Your local school stinks and you do send your child there? I bet you are going to do everything within your power to make it better.

Read more:
http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2013/08/priva...



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"Taxes are not levied

for the benefit of the taxed." -Robert A. Heinlein

Taxes are institutionalized theft. Asking "should" you be robbed (for any purpose whatsoever) is a question that answers itself.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

thanks. been telling people for years that public school is

welfare!

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

Cyril's picture

Wunderbar, isn't it?

Well, that's the definition of socialism:

you have to pay your fair share no matter what, and shut up.

Wunderbar, isn't it?

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Or

We can just get rid of the federal department of education which is just a huge drain for nothing.

Just remember:

It might take generations to make public schools better, so just go ahead and sacrifice your child for the sake of a failed system.

By result, I am glad I did not sacrifice my kids...

... to public school.

None of them finished school. Eldest has her own flourishing marketing business and has reduced crime by 20% in her crime-riddne city and by 60% in its schools. The next one turned out to be a hot shot salesman -- at one stage out-earning me as an IT contractor. The third one is a personnel executive in a large organization with dozens of people under her. The youngest had the least school -- 2 years and the rest home-schooling. She breezed through her high school syllabus with less than 10 hours per week and spent her time learning arts: modelling, singing, painting, musical theater and music. She directed and co-produced her own musical for public consumption at 15 and was nominated for an award in our city for it.

It makes me laugh at the strips in old comics where the guy drops out of school and then gets a job lugging stuff at a grocery store. Anyone remember those?

So what am I?

I home school my children and send them to private Christian schools! So I guess they would call me "evil", "fundamentalist", "extremist", "religious nut job", etc, etc, etc....

And Good! I am glad I am not accepted by the World!

agree

I'm an evil Catholic for sending my kid to a Catholic school to be taught his catechism and Catholic faith. Oh, I'm such a sinner!

slate

Everytime I go to that website and it is seldom, I lose some brain cells. lol

I cannot even begin to comprehend what those people there are advocating for.

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egapele's picture

Looks to me like she's an Ann Coulter wannabe

Except she's the ugly face of radicals on the left.

Hey, bad attention is better than none.

tasmlab's picture

Remember, it is just the internet

I read this awful piece about a week ago, but I think it is just written by someone who signed up for a blog account i.e., it's just some boob posting idiocy on the internet.

But then does that qualification matter? It would certainly invalidate my credentials.

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Well gosh...

what does that make a parent who homeschools? A terrorist?

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

I am going to asume that this is satire

because this sounds so much like something out of the onion.

This... this is an actual

This... this is an actual article?

Southern Agrarian

Wow

That was every bit as stupid as i could have dreamed. Author acts like the problem is not enough funding for student resources. Try comparing tuition at the tony private school, with dollars per student at the local public high school, I'm willing to bet the public school is twice as well funded, and still sucks. For instance, my local catholic high charges something like 4k with breaks for multiple students, meanwhile the public school in town is getting 13k per student. Who do you think provides the better education?

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LOL... they're handing it to

LOL... they're handing it to her in the comments :)

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