Other people have fisked this
Salon.com Slate.com op-ed, If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person, I just want to pull a QotD from the comments:
i am a teacher. the line ” 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. ” took me aback. generations? we should not send kids to private schools so the children of this nation get mediocre education until public schools improve? are you nuts? are you a drug addict? mediocre education? hundreds of years of MEDIOCRE education would be the death of america. you think government is bad now? wait for the students with mediocre educations to be government leaders. — “yiersan”
It would appear that “yiersan” has a problem manipulating the Shift key (or thinks he/she/it is the second coming of e.e. cummings), but aside from that, “hundreds of years of MEDIOCRE education would be the death of america. you think government is bad now? wait for the students with mediocre educations to be government leaders.”? Not been paying attention, have we? We’ve had eleven decades of “mediocre” (I would say pathological) education, and the product of that education is running the nation NOW. How the FUCK do you think we GOT HERE?!?