If you want, work toward, a better life for your child by reading to them or sending them to a private school then shame on you. You are unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children. Reading younger children bedtime stories is an unfair advantage to those children whose parents don’t read to them or even own a book (even though there are public libraries with scads of books for the borrowing). If you choose to send your child to a private school, rather than joining the masses in the public school system, then you must realize you are guilty of adding to social injustice.
“I don’t think parents reading their children bedtime stories should constantly have in their minds the way that they are unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children, but I think they should have that thought occasionally,” he said. But Swift also added that some other things parents do to give their kids the best education possible — like sending them to “an elite private school” — “cannot be justified” in this way.
Leftist elites will do anything to keep those not entitled by birth to a substandard education at all cost. Remember the kerfuffle over the DC voucher program?
Yet, despite the clearly positive results and the proven success of this program, Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Jose Serrano, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Secretary Arne Duncan worked together to kill the OSP. Funding the program only for existing children shrinks the program each year, compromises the federal evaluation of the program, denies entry to the siblings of existing participants, and punishes those children waiting in line by sentencing them to failing and often unsafe schools.
What is incredibly disappointing to low-income families in Washington, D.C. has been the silence of President Barack Obama. The President, who benefited from K-12 scholarships himself, worked on behalf of low-income families in Chicago, and exercises school choice as a parent, has stood silently on the sidelines while his Secretary of Education belittled the importance of helping such a small number of children in the nation’s capital.
It took John Boehner and the awful R-words to re-instate that program. Why are the Dems so dead set against the poor rising through education? Hillary can explain that to you ( no, she didn’t mention the big donor money from the teacher’s unions to Dem pols). What a hypocrite!
If Hillary really wanted to be the “champion” for that little girl in her video — and for families across the nation — she’d stop supporting policies that force families to move in order to escape failing, sclerotic school systems. She would support school choice in all forms, including school vouchers, instead of standing in the way of progress.
If Clinton actually believed what she is spouting wouldn’t Chelsea have attended public school?