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September 10, 2013
Are Private School Parents Bad People?
This has to be one of the worst articles about education I’ve ever seen. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.
Writing for Slate, Allison Benedikt made the case recently that if you send your kids to a private school, you’re a bad person. “Not bad like murderer bad,” she said, “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.”
If all parents put energy into improving public schools, she says, it would make it better for everyone. Then she brags about only having read one book since graduating college and that her most educational moments included when she got drunk with friends. Is this education we are supposed to support?
The best education for all our kids will happen when parents realize wherever they send their kids, they are responsible not the state; and when learning is not seen as jumping through hoops to learn skills but learning how to learn in order to live well. Demonizing those who look to different options while still funding public school by their taxes is no solution. It’s just ridiculous. For ThePointRadio.org, I’m John Stonestreet.
“If You Send Your Kid to a Private School, You Are a Bad Person”
Allison Benedikt | Slate | August 29, 2013
“The Dumbest Article about Private Schools You’ll Ever Read”
Joe Carter |acton.org |August 29, 2013
Allison Benedikt’s Immodest Proposal
Christopher O. Tollefsen | thepublicdiscourse.com |September 5, 2013