Don't send your kid to private school

  • Article by: Allison Benedikt , Slate
  • Updated: September 3, 2013 - 12:39 PM

If every single parent sent every single child to public school, public schools would improve.

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mamamilesSep. 3, 1312:47 PM

I am NOT rich but I value my child's education and to not send him to a school that doesn't meet his needs as a student or a person only sets him up to fail. I will NOT fail my child and I am sorry but you have no right to judge anyone that is doing things to better their child.

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bluedevil101Sep. 3, 1312:51 PM

Make sure to send this article to President Obama and other extremists who tell you what is best for your student and then do the opposite.

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runfast25Sep. 3, 13 1:02 PM

In my judgement, the author is willing to set her child(ren) up to fail given what she has written. I feel sorry for the authors children. Oh, and I have no liberal guilt over our decision to send our children to private schools. And I am not rich.....

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FrankLSep. 3, 13 1:03 PM

Oh the paper must have merged, now it is the Star Onion.

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twinsajsfSep. 3, 13 1:09 PM

I know this article is extreme, but I agree with the basic premise of it, at least. That is, many of our nation's social ills would be dramatically lessened if those with more resources (money, and relatedly, political power) were not able to insulate themselves from direct contact with these issues. If everyone attended public schools, or even better yet, were randomly bussed to schools around the city, regardless of the neighborhoods they happened to live in, you would see an enormous investment into public education, benefitting EVERY child, as well as broader and more personalized investment into reducing poverty and crime. Impossible, of course, but interesting to think about.

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jd55604Sep. 3, 13 1:14 PM

How does a one size fits all monopoly make anything better? That's like saying we should all be forced to buy one company's shoddy size 9 shoes because eventually the shoes will improve and size selection will expand. Why would the shoes get better if the shoe company knows we have to buy their product regardless? If anything, prices would rise and the shoes would get worse.

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ginny6Sep. 3, 13 1:23 PM

Thanks - love it!

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ssptechdudeSep. 3, 13 1:27 PM

Here, I was thinking that the personal liberties guaranteed in the Constitution included the right to worship or not as we choose, to pursue happiness for ourselves and our posterity, and to educate our families according to our own best judgement. Your idea is awful, and it's un-American.

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openconceptSep. 3, 13 1:36 PM

I would submit this question to the author. Since some parents send their children to private schools for a religious based education...is the author then ok with religion being taught in public schools? My guess would be no, that she would not be open to that and would scream the separation of church and state mantra. But instead of taking that piece into consideration, she chose to chastise those who do not see things her way.

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JBMNSep. 3, 13 1:38 PM

Move to Canada!

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