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Thursday, August 29, 2013

"If you send your kid to private school, you are a bad person"

This piece, by Allison Benedikt (who also served up this little gem a while back), is -- on the one hand -- offensive, stupid, and scary for its statism.  On the other hand, she has a point (at least, I think one can extract this point from the piece):  *If* you send your child to a private school because you are fortunate enough to have the means to do so and you believe that a private school is more conducive to your child's development, safety, and happiness, but you oppose policies aimed at making it financially possible for parents who are not so fortunate and who have the same belief . . . well, I am not saying you are "bad", but you might have some soul-searching to do.


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I would have thought that if you don't do the best you can by your own children, you are a bad person. But no, it seems you are a bad person unless you compromise your own children's education.

Perhaps if you write for Slate you are a bad person.

Posted by: Marc DeGirolami | Aug 29, 2013 3:08:12 PM