Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Another Candidate For Stupidest Article Ever

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

Allison Benedikt

"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."
Yes. Sacrifice your child for the Common Good, as Leftists define it... or you are bad. Probably an Oppressor Class identity.

This article inspired an all new category: Stupidest Articles Ever.


Rikalonius said...

These, uhm, fornicators, are broken records. Every year of life that passes and I'm exposed to new levels of Utopian gobbledygook. Man did that make me angry. My wife lost a friend who was a public school teacher because we had dinner at their house and I expressed, after some provocation, what I actually thought of the public school system. She would never speak to me again, and started distancing herself from my wife. They loons.

Robert Coble said...

Why is it ALWAYS somebody else who must pass through the fire to satisfy Molech?

JBsptfn said...


In your new Stupidest Articles Ever category, are you going to put anything there from Valerie Tarico?