A Blog About Economics, Politics, and Current Events
I thought she was trolling for comments. It's an excellent example of what passes for journalism today. Authors that take extreme positions just to garner attention and provide entertainment. Mind you ... it worked on me since I read the article too!
I'm not sure she was joking. I have some well-meaning neighbors and I have heard union-fanatic teachers say very similar things. It astonishes me to read someone with such a collectivist mentality and who has so much disdain for individual choice. But they are definitely out there...
I agree the title is extreme link-bait, but am I the only one who sees common ground between this post and the earlier one on the crumbling of the American dream? That post cited a past when well-off families sent their kids to the same schools as working class families and the difference it made in one person's life. This post says do something about it. Yes caling parents who don't send their kids to public school "bad people" is over the top attention-getting behavior. But Prof. Putnam decries a "radically shriveled sense of 'we.'" Does that comment really have no application to this conversation?
Post a Comment